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Tooth Extraction Trauma

Teeth are very important part of your mouth! You need them to speak, chew, smile, and other functions. Beautiful teeth are key to making an incredible first impression.

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Tooth Extraction Trauma

Teeth are very important part of your mouth. You need them to speak, chew, smile, and other functions. Beautiful teeth are key to making an incredible first impression. A great oral hygiene routine and attending the follow-up visits to the dentist helps to maintain and improve your oral health, but sometimes dental issues may arise and it might be so severe that you will need to extract a tooth.

Tooth extraction can be traumatic to every part of your mouth from the gums to the surrounding tissues. In these accident or trauma situations including sport events one needs to be careful. Although some extraction procedures are very simple as they require wiggling the tooth and removing it from the socket using forceps, they can cause swelling of the gum and mirror irritations as well as pain and discomfort.

However, in case of complicated extractions, you will have to go for more intensive process that requires you gum tissues to be cut to ease the access of the entire tooth. Other extractions may require the removal of bone. During the tooth extraction process accidental damages may occur. Lets us discuss why tooth extraction can be so traumatic to your gum and other parts of the mouth.

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Why do you need tooth extraction? Why tooth extraction can be traumatic to your gum and surrounding tissues?

When a tooth decays or breaks such that it can’t be restored by use of dental fillings, crown and other orthodontic treatments one may have to extract it. There are several reasons that the tooth maybe extracted such as severe damage, infection, and others

Some tooth extraction cases may require part of the bone tissues to be extracted. As a result, the surrounding tissues and teeth maybe traumatized. Each and every tooth requires a strong bone for support. Also the bone should be large enough to provide the strength and support needed. Interfering with the bone tissues may cause the teeth to stay loosely rooted in the sockets. In other words, once part of the bone is removed, the support is comprised. In addition, removal of bone may lead to the roots of the surrounding teeth being exposed, which can lead to sensitivity to extreme temperatures.

Sometimes during a trauma process, accidental damages may occur; the gums and the surrounding teeth maybe damaged. In fact, tooth extractions can traumatized other parts of your mouth, thus if your dentist thinks tooth extraction is the only solution, then it might be because the pros outweighs the cons.

 

Who is more susceptible to tooth extraction trauma?

Tooth extraction is always the last solution. If your tooth has decayed or fractured you dentist may attempt to fix it using crowns or fillings, but sometimes the restoration methods may not work, and the only solution left is extracting the tooth.

Most cases of tooth decay and fractures can be avoided. If only you could take could care of your teeth maybe you won’t end up losing them. Floss and brush your teeth regularly, visit your dentist regularly for checks, avoid using your teeth as bottle opener, pliers or scissors, avoiding biting/chewing non-food objects, wear mouth-guards when playing contact sports or when sleeping if you have a habit of grinding your teeth. Otherwise if your don’t make these practices a habit you might end up being more susceptible to tooth extraction trauma as your teeth get extracted due to untreatable decay or unfixable fracture.

When extensive tooth decay damages every part of the tooth including the pulp, the dentist may recommend tooth extraction. Sometimes a broken tooth can’t be fixed with fillings or crowns, especially when the tooth has broken off at the gum line, and the dentist will have to extracted it.

Who is more susceptible to tooth extraction trauma?

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Tooth extraction procedure – can the procedure go wrong?

Apart from decay and fractures, a tooth can also be removed to create room for new tooth (removal of baby teeth). However, In this case, the process can be quite simple and trauma cases are very rare. When a tooth is severely damaged, most dentists will try to fix it through root canal, but what happens if the tooth can not be saved? The dentist will have to extract it. There two types of procedure for tooth extraction; simple tooth extraction procedure and surgical extraction procedure.

Simple procedure involves removal of the tooth without the use of surgical tools. The procedure is quite simple, especially in case of loose baby teeth. A tooth that is above the gum line can easily be removed using forceps instruments and traditional elevator. Generally, the tooth structure (hard tissues) should be above the gum line making it very easy to grasp. In addition, the root should be in good condition and straight. In such a case, this simple procedure is recommendable. This procedure is also recommendable if the teeth are overcrowded. It can be a great way to straighten the teeth. However, if the tooth is severely damaged, and lies beneath the gum line it will be very difficult to extract it through simple procedure.

When is the surgical procedure necessary? If the tooth is broken beneath the gum line or severely damaged, then you the dentist might recommend surgical extraction. Even if the tooth is above the gum line, some surgical procedures might be required to extract it. Nevertheless, surgical procedure is recommendable if the tooth is severely damaged, infected or hard to restore. The procedures involves anesthetic, incision and flap elevation, releasing periodontal ligament fibers, , placing a safety net, sectioning the tooth, and  loosening and elevating the tooth.

Normally after tooth extraction, you may experience tenderness for few days, slight bleeding, mild swelling, wound healing in a week or two, and finally tissues and bone filling in the next few months. However, sometimes tooth extraction procedure might go wrong and the surrounding teeth and gum may end up affected. Tooth extraction may lead to fractured jaw, nerve injuries, numbness of the gum, infections, and severe pain. These are normal risks when having a tooth extracted or in cases of possible trauma or sport accidents.

 

What are the symptoms of tooth extraction trauma?

During a case of possible trauma or a sport accident or even possible surgical extractions some of these events can occur:

  • Numbness of the gum, lip, face, tongue or chin
  • Discomfort
  • Sharp pain in the jaw or face
  • Headaches
  • Earache
  • Difficulty eating, smiling or talking
  • Drooling
  • Fever
Hilary Rochelle
Hilary Rochelle
20:52 08 May 19
I’m so impressed with Urban Dental. Went having sever pain. New patient! The staff and dentist were amazing . So warm and caring. I will continue coming here for all dental needs. Completely satisfied in every way .
Ryan Zhen
Ryan Zhen
22:28 07 May 19
Just a few days after a visit with Dr. Bridget and I already feel the positive effects on my dental hygiene. She gave helpful and practical tips to brushing and flossing to make my routine more enjoyable. Everyone at URBN Dental Uptown was attentive and courteous to my needs from handling the insurance/financials to ensuring a pain/mess-free cleaning and filling. Looking forward to returning with improved dental health!
Lemond Deleo
Lemond Deleo
20:08 29 Apr 19
The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately. So the wait time for my first appointment was basically non-existent. I’m not sure if it’s normally like this or if it’s just a coincidence. Regardless, it was very nice to see the staff and dentists in perfect sync with servicing the customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. My first appointment here was primarily because I had a painful sensation on the bottom right of my tooth. It turned out to be a cavity as I expected. The dentist explained the procedure for a filling and I agreed to go through with it on my next appointment. Thank you for an honest experience that resulted in me learning what the problem with my tooth was.
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
19:59 29 Apr 19
Very satisfied with my recent experience at this dentist. As a first time customer, I walked in with low expectations, since I find this mentality to be effective for softening the blow if it turns out to be a disappointing service. Well, it turned out to be above average service from the staff at the front desk and the dentists themselves. They are all very professional and the dentists working here are patient when it comes to answering questions. I felt fully fulfilled after leaving the dental office. I’ll definireky be back.
Julia Bleck
Julia Bleck
14:21 05 Apr 19
I've never been to a more thorough and comprehensive dental appointment as the one at URBN Dental! They went over all of the photos and x-rays with me in detail to help explain all of the issues I had, and it's the first time I fully feel like I understand why I need to floss more consistently. They taught me how to properly floss and brush, and I even got a new electric toothbrush with my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson
17:30 26 Mar 19
I was immediately greeted by friendly faces when i came in! Online scheduling and patient paperwork made it so easy to get an appointment with no waiting to go back to the room. Every person of staff from front desk, hygienist to dentist introduced themselves to me and took the time to explain everything they were doing. I’ve never had a dentist actually sit down and explain the biology behind flossing, bone health, nerve health etc. it was great to feel like I was being taken care of by true professionals. They were also very explanatory of exactly what my insurance covered and the cost breakout of all of my services. I would recommend this office to any of my friends and family.
Margarita Muro
Margarita Muro
01:28 21 Feb 19
The URBN Dental office is very beautiful! It is modern with natural wood and emerald green elements. I went in for my regular cleaning and exam after looking up 5+ dental offices in the area. I recently moved to uptown and am extremely happy to have found URBN Dental. The Hygienist, Angela, did not only give my advice in regards to my dental hygiene techniques, she educated me which made me more eager to go home and carry out my new routine. Dr. Bridget was very kind, answered all my questions, and gave me a great referral for my wisdom teeth extractions. I will be returning for all of my preventative and general dental needs!
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including: Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works). They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude. GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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