Extraction of a molar?

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Extraction of a molar of tooth in The Hague?

The preservation of your own teeth is always our priority. Nevertheless, sometimes a tooth has to be extracted. There are several reasons for this. It may be a case of severe gum inflammation that also affects the bone (periodontitis). The molar or tooth is then no longer properly fixed to perform its function. It may also be that an accident or mishap with food has broken down the molar to the extent that it cannot be repaired. Another example is when wisdom teeth cause the gums to become inflamed or grow crooked. The dentist may then suggest having them extracted.

The dentists at The Hague Dentist can pull most of the teeth themselves. In special circumstances, they can also refer you to an oral surgeon.

Extraction step by step 

At the Hague Dentist, an x-ray is taken first. This way, we can often see how far the roots of the molar are from the nerve. Sometimes you can also see if there is a possibility of the molar breaking off. In such cases, we often refer to the oral surgeon.

After taking and assessing the photos, the first thing to do is to take a good anaesthetic. Once this has set in properly, the dentist will wedge the tooth loose, and then take it out.

Sometimes the tooth can be taken out better by splitting it. It is then drilled through the middle if the tooth is at an awkward angle, for example. Sometimes the wound may need to be stitched. The dentist can do this himself. 

After the treatment

After the treatment, it is normal to experience ‘after-pain’. You can combat this with paracetamol. Of course, we can tell you much more about this.

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