A simple extraction is performed on teeth which can clearly be seen in the oral cavity and can be taken out using the basic instruments needed for an extraction. Simple extraction is indicated when the tooth is decayed to an extent that it cannot be restored, for orthodontic treatment or even when teeth cause crowding. The procedure only requires local anesthetic to be administered in the segment of the dental arch to be worked on. There is no surgical involvement such as the use of scalpels for incisions and sutures.
Simple Extraction Method
The teeth are tightly packed within their bony sockets through support by the periodontal fibers. When extracting, the periodontal attachment needs to first be loosened and the socket widened in order to allow the tooth to be removed.
During a simple extraction, a simple straight instrument known as an elevator is used to luxate the tooth from its socket by detachment of the periodontal fibers. After the tooth is loosened enough, an instrument known as a forceps is used to grasp the visible portion of the tooth with a firm grip and then given steady pressure, while applying the force of traction or pulling. After continuous controlled forces upon the tooth, it is loose enough to be completely released from its socket and eventually comes out.
Simple Extraction at Dr Ueckert’s Office
Saving natural teeth is always the main objective of all dental professionals. When this is impossible, simple extraction can be used as a first step to restore health to the mouth and teeth.
Simple Extraction Video Education
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