Why You May Require a Surgical Extraction
In some cases the tooth may be covered by bone structure or gum tissue, which can make it difficult for the dentist to see. You could also have a damaged or broken tooth, making it impossible to remove without a procedure; there’s also a risk of neighbouring teeth and/or tissue becoming damaged.
Tooth sectioning can help reduce the difficulty of tooth removal. During the process of removing teeth, many challenges can arise, including tooth positioning and the shape of its root. By separating the tooth into parts, dentists can focus on a singular part of the tooth to ensure that you have as seamless a surgical extraction as possible.
How Teeth Are Divided
The objective is to divide the tooth into smaller sections that will make it easier to be removed. However, each one still needs to be large enough to be operated on.
Depending on each patient’s unique situation, the dentist will work closely with both the patient and our support staff to ensure proper surgical extraction is performed.
How is a Tooth Sectioned?
Typically a tooth is sectioned by using a dental handpiece. The process includes numerous amounts of saline solution and water so trauma to the bone is minimised.
The sections of the tooth would be removed the same way as a normal tooth extraction would, with the keystone parts of the tooth removed first.
How Much Pain Should You Expect?
You should not experience pain or discomfort when you are having a tooth extracted surgically. The dentist will have the area numbed before they begin the extraction, so the only thing you should feel during the process is the pressure, though no pain whatsoever.
In a situation where your dentist suggests performing a tooth extraction surgically, it will be the quickest & most safe method to ensure there will be little to no trauma to the bone structure beneath the tooth.