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Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your Mouth


Posted on 6/21/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your MouthTooth extraction is inevitable if you have a severely decayed tooth, periodontal disease, or if your tooth is broken in such a way that it is irreparable using tooth restoration procedures. Just before a tooth extraction procedure, you may experience difficulties in chewing, jaw joint complications, and shifting teeth, affecting your overall dental health. To prevent these complications, we will discuss alternatives to extraction and tooth replacement. However, if extraction remains the only option, we will do it so that it will be less traumatic to your mouth by splitting the decayed tooth.

Simple Tooth Extraction


Non-surgical or simple tooth extraction entails pulling a whole tooth from its socket using special tools. In this procedure, we will administer local anesthesia to numb your tooth, gums, and surrounding area. You expect to feel some pressure during extraction as we widen the socket to create enough space for removal. However, you will not experience pain as the anesthesia will block the pain transmitting nerves from transferring the pain to your brain receptors.

Tooth Sectioning


Tooth sectioning is necessary where the tooth is firmly attached to its socket, making pulling difficult. The procedure comprises a well-articulated plan of how much bone we will remove, the method of sectioning, and the flap design. We will also prepare our surgical tools beforehand to ensure a smooth procedure. During the procedure, we will cut the decayed tooth into sections and remove each piece at a time, preventing trauma to the surrounding tissue. Also, since we will not alter your socket to create space for extraction, you will not experience pressure. However, we will prescribe pain killers to relieve your pain after extraction and antibiotics to prevent infection. With proper aftercare, you will resume a regular schedule a few days after the extraction. For more details on how to get this less traumatic tooth extraction, contact our office today.
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