Traumatic tooth removal – extractionAtraumatic extraction
is a term that has become very fashionable with the development and increasing spread of implant treatment
. What does it actually mean? Atraumatic tooth extraction involves its most gentle removal, with minimal damage to neighboring tissues – bones and gums. Each tooth removal should be carried out as gently as possible. However, it has been proven that tooth removal can standardly cause more stresses in bone tissue than extraction specially designed tools for this. In the lateral section, this is not so crucial. In the case of front teeth in the aesthetic zone, when planning implantation, teeth should be removed in an extremely delicate way. What does the course of tooth removal look like in an atraumatic way:
- The dentist after standard anesthesia of the patient frees the tooth from the adjacent gum with a special tool – a periotome. Then it loosens the root in the socket, avoiding pressure on the bone tissue. After a violation of root stability, the doctor removes the tooth with ticks with the slightest emphasis on bone encurities. In the case of multiroot teeth, it is usually advisable to separate the roots in order to remove them as gently as possible. After extraction, if immediate implantation is not planned, the implant secures the root site with platelet-rich fibrin A-PRF and, if necessary, closes the access to the socket with stitches or soft tissue graft. The treatment ends with laser biostimulation allowing for faster and less painful wound healing.
- Is atraumatic tooth extraction painful? – atraumatic extraction is carried out under local anesthesia, similar to the usual tooth extraction. Compared to him, it is much less unpleasant due to the very delicate handling of neighboring tissues by a dentist.
- Don't atraumatic extractions last longer than usual? – It all depends on the condition of the tooth and its fixation in bone tissue. Often, atraumatic tooth extraction takes longer than a simple extraction. In return, this is compensated by better healing and less bone atrophy at the site after tooth extraction.
- What is the behavior of the alveolus after extraction? – the procedure of preserving the alveolus after tooth extraction consists in taking action to minimize bone loss in the area after the tooth has been removed. It consists of a very gentle extraction with separation of the tooth roots, supplementation of the alveolus with platelet-rich fibrin A-PRF and closing the wound with stitches or soft tissue graft to close the socket.