What does sectioning a tooth mean?
The dentist may decide to section the tooth. “Sectioning” means cutting a tooth into pieces and taking them out individually. As an example, a two-rooted molar might be cut in half. That way each piece, each having one of the roots attached, can be removed separately.
Does tooth sectioning hurt?
Does the procedure hurt? No, despite what you may have imagined, you having nothing to worry about. Having a tooth extracted, whether surgically or not, should not hurt. Usually you’ll feel a slight pinch as the area is numbed using anesthetic, then after this you will not be able to feel the procedure.
How is tooth sectioning done?
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.
What is a sectional tooth extraction?
A sectional extraction is one that the dentist requires to divide the tooth into sections of roots, this is due to the different shape or directions of the roots. This allows the roots will be taken out individually, also sparing bone around the tooth. The last type of extraction is a surgical extraction.
When should a tooth be sectioned for extraction?
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
Does tooth extraction hurt more than root canal?
In addition, healing from an extraction takes longer and is often more painful than healing from a root canal, and pulling the tooth means even more dental procedures and healing time to replace it later.
How long does it take an extracted molar to heal?
Though aftercare may differ based on the type of extraction and location of your tooth, you can usually expect to heal in a matter of 7 to 10 days. It’s important to do what you can to keep the blood clot in place in the tooth socket. Dislodging it can cause what’s called dry socket, which can be painful.
When should you section a tooth?
A decayed or cracked tooth will sometimes need to be sectioned to be able to easily remove all of it. If the tooth is broken, we might decide that sectioning is a good idea so that we will be able to better control how the tooth is removed.
Which tooth is most difficult to extract?
Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth that have failed to erupt properly. They are generally considered to be the most difficult teeth to extract.
Can a dentist remove half a tooth?
Hemisections (or tooth separation) A hemisection is a procedure where some or half of an injured tooth is removed and can only be performed on molars due to their strength and ability to function as normal after surgery. First, we will make a small cut in your gum to expose the root of the tooth.
Why do dentists not want to pull teeth?
Facial Structure: The positioning of your teeth in your mouth may make it difficult for a dentist to perform the extraction without causing discomfort. Things like large sinuses, or limited jaw mobility necessitate an extraction by an oral surgeon.