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Simple extraction with local anesthesia: D7110

A simple tooth extraction is a common dental procedure performed to remove a tooth that is visible in the mouth and is not complicated. Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the area around the tooth to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure.


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Here’s a brief overview:

Procedure Steps:

Assessment: The dentist will first assess the tooth to be extracted, examining its condition and the surrounding gum and bone.

Local Anesthesia: Before the extraction, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. This helps ensure that the patient does not feel pain during the procedure.

Tooth Extraction: Once the area is numb, the dentist will use specialized instruments to loosen and then remove the tooth from its socket. For a simple extraction, the tooth is usually removed without the need for extensive surgical procedures.

Gauze Placement: After the tooth is extracted, a piece of sterile gauze is placed over the extraction site. The patient will be asked to bite down on the gauze to help control bleeding.

Post-Extraction Instructions: The dentist will provide post-extraction care instructions, which may include guidelines on biting pressure, avoiding certain foods, and taking any prescribed medications.

Follow-Up: Depending on the situation, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure proper recovery.


Common Questions:

Does the extraction hurt?

No, the procedure itself should not cause pain as local anesthesia is used to numb the area. However, patients may feel pressure during the extraction process.

How long does a simple extraction take?

The duration of the extraction varies, but it is typically a relatively quick procedure, often taking around 20-30 minutes.

What can I expect after the extraction?

Some bleeding is normal after the extraction. The dentist will provide post-extraction care instructions, including information on managing any discomfort, avoiding certain activities, and caring for the extraction site.

Can I eat after a simple extraction?

It’s advisable to avoid eating or drinking until the anesthesia wears off to prevent accidentally biting the numbed area. Once the numbness subsides, patients can usually resume a normal diet with some considerations.

Are there any restrictions after the extraction?

Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities and certain foods for a brief period after the extraction. The dentist will provide specific post-operative instructions based on individual cases.

Will there be pain after the extraction?

Some discomfort or mild pain is common after the extraction. The dentist may prescribe pain relievers or recommend over-the-counter medications to manage any post-operative pain.

It’s important to follow the dentist’s instructions carefully for optimal healing and to contact a dental professional if there are any concerns or complications after the extraction.