The 3D X-ray shows more
At the Mirala Clinic, we are very careful to examine you as a patient before any intervention. Some inflammations and cracks are not visible on the normal 2D-rowan, but we can do a 3D X-ray that reveals more, to see what action is needed. We can then see how far the inflammation has spread, where cracks are found and how the situation is at large.
With that added knowledge we then plan the procedure so that it will be painless for you. We always check that the anesthesia has taken before we start our work. Extraction can take from five minutes to 1.5 hours. For example, teeth that are rooted are often more difficult to pull out.
Cleaning is crucial
It is important, as I said, to pull the tooth out correctly but, if possible, even more importantly to clean the alveolar cavity (where the tooth used to be). The dentist works with strong magnifying glasses throughout the procedure so as not to miss anything. The cavity is flushed, residues and debri are removed. Tissue or bones that have been damaged are scraped clean.
As an extra precaution and to speed up the healing, we offer an ozone treatment throughout the area - a kind of pen with electric radiation is inserted into the hole where the tooth is sitting. The oxygen there is then converted to ozone which acts antibacterially.