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Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction or dental extraction is the removal of tooth from the mouth. This can also be the basis for future cosmetic dental treatments. Painless tooth extraction without discomfort is speciality of our Dental Clinic in Lucknow.

Extractions can be simple or surgically done. Simple extractions are usually performed whenthe tooth is visible, already loose and only require dental forceps to lift it after it has been rocked back and forth.

On the other hand, surgical extraction involves the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed because they have not fully erupted or they have broken under the gums. This requires an incision and frequently, the tooth to be extracted are split into multiple pieces to be able to easily remove it.


The following conditions may require tooth extraction procedure:

1. Teeth that are rotten which cannot be repaired to prevent infection

2. For orthodontic treatment, a tooth needs to be removed to create space

3. Damaged teeth brought about by injuries such as trip or falls and sports accidents

4. Gum disease that affects the tissues and sockets in the gum that hold the teeth in place making it to become loose

5. Overcrowded teeth for Orthodontic treatment purpose


Tooth extractions are reasonably common dental procedures. If you need one, here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers!

Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions on tooth extractions, and be sure to talk to your dentist if you have any further queries.

What Happens during the extraction?

The actual procedure will greatly depend on the tooth and its position in your mouth. Some teeth can be simply pulled out once you’ve received anaesthetic.

For others, the dentist or oral surgeon will need to make a small incision in the gumline to first expose the tooth, then remove it. You can even have several teeth removed at once, with different specific procedures for each one.

Your dental professional will be able to talk you through exactly what you can expect on the day.

Can my normal dentist perform the extraction?

In many cases, your usual dentist will be able to carry out the extraction in his or her surgery.However, some scenarios will require a specialist oral surgeon to remove the tooth.

Will I be awake during the tooth extraction?

The extraction is performed under Local Anaesthesia where the area to be operated is anaesthetized and you are awake and comfortable.The effect of local anaesthesia lasts for 2 hours after which you are normal.


Are there any risks associated with tooth extraction?

There is a small chance that the site of the extraction may become infected. Dental professionals only use sterile equipment and are extremely careful about hygiene, which is why incidences of infections are quite rare.

So long as you follow the proper aftercare instructions, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. This will involve sticking to water rather than coffee, fizzy drinks, or other beverages, eating only soft foods, and being very careful with cleaning the site post-surgery.

What do I do after the surgery?

If you’ve had a local anaesthetic, you’ll be able to drive yourself home. However, if you’ve been sedated for the treatment, you will need to organise for someone else to drive you home safely.

Your dentist will give you hygienic pads or cotton balls to put over the site in case of any bleeding, and you will likely have dental stitches, which dissolve after a few days so you don’t need to return to the office to have them removed.

The site may be tender and sore for a few days following the extraction, but this can be managed with basic over-the-counter pain medicines.

In cases where the tooth has been removed to avoid overcrowding (such as wisdom teeth extractions), you probably won’t have to do anything else.

On the other hand, if the tooth that was removed had to go due to decay or other problems, you might need follow-up bookings to review the treatment and discuss your options of an implant or bridge to replace the tooth.

Is my medical history important for extraction?

You are required to present your complete medical history before extraction like the diseases you have and the medications you take for them. If you suffer from heart disease or chronic renal ailment then a consent from your treating physician is required before extraction.

A general blood test is required before any surgical procedure to check your blood counts and your viral markers status, bleeding time and clotting time.

Cost of Tooth Extraction?

We provide customized quotes according to complexity of case, number of teeth extracted, time taken and specialist fees. Generally it differs and depends upon the condition of tooth to be extracted.