Exondontia or better known as dental extractions occur when a tooth that is non-restorative due to either tooth decay, infection, extra teeth, gum disease, and many other reasons. Wisdom teeth are very common teeth to be extracted from a patient's mouth.

There are two different types of extractions:

The first is called simple extraction. This involves local anesthetic so that the tooth can basically be rocked back and forth until the tooth is loosened enough to be lifted out.

Surgical extractions are the other type of extraction done. This involves removing a tooth that has not fully erupted through the gum line. An incision is made to the tissue above the tooth.To remove that actual tooth, some jawbone tissue may be removed and the tooth broken into pieces to aid the removal.

The healing process could take some time for it to be complete. At first, bleeding should start to decrease after the first hour and completely stop by 24 hours after the extraction. The actual location where the tooth was removed will take approximately one week to heal. Then as months pass, gum tissue will start to fill in the socket and then bone tissue will completely close the socket.


Defintions related to Extractions

Incision:  a small cut made by the dentist or surgeon

Socket:  an empty part of the gum


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