can dental implants can be placed after extractions?
Can a dental implant procedure be carried out right after tooth extractions? Yes, of course, it is possible.A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the bone socket. It is also referred to as dental extraction or tooth pulling. It is It is the surgical or non-surgical expulsión or removal of teeth. If a tooth has been decay, with time, you maybe tried to fix it with a filling, a root canal, and a crown. Sometimes, there's too much decay to repair a tooth. If a root canal cannot fix the pain, then, we need to extract that tooth.
Reasons for Pulling A Tooth
Teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. But, there are several reasons why a dental extraction is needed. Most common include:
- There could be other reasons like a crowded mouth, in case you need to prepare for orthodontics.
- You could also need "full mouth implants" where al teeth need to be pulled for the All On 4 dental implants.
When there is a severe tooth infection, the decay could reach the pulp. The tooth pulp is the center of the tooth, where all blood vessels and nerves are. Often, a root canal is indicated and you could delay the tooth extraction. Often, a root canal is indicated and you could delay the tooth extraction. When you get a root canal, the dentist removes the nerve. A post is set instead (not an implant) and on top, you can set a porcelain crown. The root canal is the last step before an extraction and it can last over 10 years! If your immune system is weakened after receiving chemotherapy, for example. Risks of infection increase. In severe infection cases, the tooth extraction is necessary. Periodontal (Gum) Disease. Infection of the gum and tissues can also cause teeth loosening.
What to Expect With a Tooth Extraction
Before pulling your tooth, we will give you a shot at local anesthesia. Local anesthesia will numb the gum area where we will perform the tooth extraction. If you need more than one extraction, then we will suggest IV sedation. Sedation dentistry will prevent pain throughout your body and you will be sleeping during the procedure. It also called the "twilight" sedation. In the case of an "impacted" tooth, we will remove bone and gum tissue that covers the tooth. With the help of forceps, we grasp to the tooth and rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jawbone. Sometimes in hard cases, the tooth must be cut and removed to cause less damage to your tissue. Once the tooth has been pulled, we will place a few stitches to close the gum edges. We use self-dissolving stitches. Maybe you need to take a round of antibiotics before and after having your teeth pulled. Let us know your complete medical history with our dental coordinators. Let us know if you take daily medications or if you have any of the following conditions:
- Heart surgeries
- Hereditary heart defects
- Impaired immune system
- Cirrhosis (Liver disease)
- Artificial joint, like a hip replacement
- Bacterial endocarditis
Tooth Extraction Recovery
Following the extraction, we will send you to your hotel to relax. You can expect some swelling the first day. Painkillers are prescribed as well. You need to rest or relax for the next 24 hours after the extraction. You just need to reduce your activity for the next couple of days. You will also avoid lifting heavy things for at least a couple of days. Why? Because the activity can increase your blood pressure which doesn't help on the healing. You will need to apply an ice bag to your cheek right after the procedure. To reduce the discomfort and increase the speed recovery. You will also need to avoid to bite firmly in the are where the extraction was made. The first couple of days you will feel sensitive around the area where the tooth extraction was done. You need to wash your mouth in a gentle way with water (a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of mild water). You will also continue to brush and floss the rest of your mouth, including your tongue. Doing so will help prevent infection. Smoking is strictly forbidden at least for the first 3 days after surgery. Also, you will need to eat soft foods such as yogurt, rice, spaghetti, soups, etc. Until the extraction site heals. It is normal to feel some swelling or discomfort after the anesthesia wears off the extracted area. For a day hours after having a tooth pulled, you could expect some residual bleeding.
There are two types of dental extractions:
Simple extraction – this procedure is in a tooth that can be seen in the oral cavity. For a simple extraction, we will grasp to that teeth with a socket. Then we will rock it back and forth until we loosen it a bit more and extract it. We will use forceps to remove the tooth. Surgical extraction – this is a procedure where we make a small incision into your gum. The incision is a simple surgical procedure to remove the broken tooth or a wisdom tooth that comes harmed.
Can I Get Have Dental Implant Procedure Right After an Extraction?
Yes you can, but it depends on your bone condition. Usually, the dental implant is set in the ridge of the bone between each tooth. If it is a single implant, a bone graft can be done to set a dental implant. If you are having a full mouth makeover, and you need to extract all teeth. Then the implants are set where you have more bone. The evaluation is done with our CT SCAN 3D X-rays. We also make surgical guides to set the dental implant in a correct way.