Exodontics: what is it and what types exist?

Exodontics: what is it and what types exist?

It may even generate some suspicion. However, behind this name there is a process that is most frequent in dentists’ offices and that an exodontics is nothing more than a tooth extraction. Some patients notice discomfort or post-surgical pain in the treated area, however, these side effects usually disappear a few days after surgery. It is a very rare side effect, but it is advisable to be aware of any symptoms and alert our specialist if we suspect that something does not work well in our mouth after the intervention.

Why is it done?

There are several reasons why a dentist will recommend the patient to undergo a root canal. The first is when the tooth is damaged and is detrimental to the oral health of the patient. It may also be a reason to have teeth included, that is, teeth that have not erupted – such as wisdom teeth -, position and situation abnormalities, temporary teeth. Another reason may be due to loss of insertion (bone and gum) of the tooth. Finally, sometimes it is necessary to extract premolars for orthodontic reasons.

In any case, maintaining optimal dental and periodontal tissue hygiene is essential until the dentist evaluates the replacement options for the tooth or teeth removed. And it is that the dental replacement will help, above all, to prevent the adjacent teeth from changing position.

What types of exodontics exist?

In the first case, that is, that of simple exodontics, its extraction is done by directly loosening the tooth of the bone and the gum. They are the most frequent and take a few minutes to complete. Thanks to anesthesia, the patient will not feel pain and can leave the office on his own foot and only biting a gauze to cut the bleeding. The second case, that of complicated or surgical exodontics, is about procedures in which the tooth is very fractured or impacted (that the tooth has not left) and requires a small surgical intervention.

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