A tooth extraction is often a painful and unpleasant experience for the patient. Extractions are needed when an infected tooth is no longer responding to root canal treatment. In the case of severe tooth decay where the tooth is no longer salvageable, your dentist will again recommend a tooth extraction. Periodontal disease and overcrowding are other instances where a similar course of action is required.
Despite extractions being considered simple, like every procedure, the patient’s behavior has a major impact on the recovery. The patient must maintain full compliance with the dentist’s instructions and follow a set of steps to ensure the procedure is a success.