Teeth therefore, play an important role. And when these teeth develop issues, they may often need to be extracted. One of the main reasons for a tooth extraction is that the tooth is totally decayed or infected.
Another reason can be gum infection. In both these cases the decay or infection may cause risk to the supporting gum tissue and or the bones in your jaw.
There are also other reasons for tooth extractions. Sometimes, a tooth may block another tooth from coming in. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, a couple of teeth may need to be extracted so as to create sufficient space for the rest of your teeth to be aligned properly.
Bleeding is normal after a tooth extraction and may last about a day. A gauze pad applied to the extraction site helps to control the bleeding. Pain, swelling or jaw stiffness generally lasts no more than a couple of days after the procedure and may be treated with medications and warm or cold compresses.
To keep the site clean, gently rinsing the mouth with warm salt water can be used several times a day after the first day.
Socket Preservation After Extraction
Socket Preservation is a procedure in which graft material or scaffold is placed in the socket of an extracted tooth at the time of extraction to preserve the alveolar ridge.
After extraction, jaw bones have to be preserved to keep sockets in its original shape. Without socket preservation, the bone quickly resorbs. The jaw bone will never revert to its original shape once bone is lost and tissue contour has changed.
Socket Preservation procedure prevents immediate bone resorption after extraction thus keeping the contour and integrity of the socket with successful and natural looking appearance for tooth restorative procedures.
All dental prosthesis requires good jaw bone support for it to be successful in the long run. Without socket preservation, residual bones could lose volume resulting in loss of facial vertical and horizontal dimension and changes in facial soft tissues aesthetics.