Tooth extraction is a traumatic event for your mouth and jaw. The site of the missing tooth must endure a second round of trauma, as well as the side teeth which are now subject to more pressure from the tongue, cheek, and jaw. There’s no getting around that an extraction hurts. Even if you take an analgesic in advance or have the procedure performed under local anesthesia with sedation, it will still hurt when the dentist pulls out your tooth. The good news is that this pain doesn’t last forever – but why does the tooth next to the extraction hurt? Keep reading to find out more!
Why Does The Tooth Next To The Extraction Hurt?
You may have noticed that there is a tooth next to the extraction site or a tooth next to the extraction socket. You may have wondered why the tooth next to the extraction site hurts. The answer is simple; that is because it should hurt. The tooth next to the extraction socket hurts because it is called “the patient’s fang” and it hurts when you take out a tooth from its socket.
Reasons Why The Tooth Next To The Extraction Hurts?
- The tooth next to the extraction is a secondary tooth and receives less blood flow. Just like in any surgery-induced injury, there are three phases of pain during an extraction: During the first phase, the pain will be felt at the extraction site. This is because the nerves have been damaged. However, during the second phase, the person will experience pain in the adjacent tooth due to inflammation. The third phase is when the pain is felt by the adjacent tooth due to pressure from the tongue, cheek, and jaw.
- Your jaw will hurt after extracting a tooth because your jaw muscles are being stretched during that procedure. During extraction, you are pulling on these muscle fibers of your jaw in order to remove that particular tooth from its socket. This pulls on all of these muscles which causes them to stretch and hurt as a result
- Your face may also hurt after extracting a tooth because it has been used for years as a grinding surface for your teeth – so it has become very sensitive to direct pressure
- If you have braces on your teeth then there may be some discomfort present if you extract one of your front teeth – especially if it’s located in between two brackets
- Teeth near each other tend to feel more painful than those that aren’t close together – so if you have several impacted teeth then extracting one from its socket could cause more pain than if you only had one impacted (or crowded) tooth
- There is also some discomfort associated with the extraction because you are probably not used to having your mouth open as wide as it is during the procedure
- The pain of an extraction can be made worse if you have a cold or sinus infection. When you have a cold, the body fights off germs and produces mucus – which tends to make the pain worse
- You may also experience some discomfort after extraction if you are in a high fever – since there is no way for your body to cool itself down during that time period
- You may also experience some discomfort after extraction if you are having your wisdom teeth extracted. It is very common for wisdom teeth to be impacted – so if you have more than one impacted tooth then you may experience some discomfort after being awake for any amount of time
- The pain that you might feel after an extraction is also felt by the person doing the extraction – so it can make the person who is doing the extraction feel like they are hurting their patient – which could cause them to do a poor job of doing their job
What Can Be Done To Mitigate This Harm?
1. Learn More About Your Tooth’s Roots
This is the most important step. If you know more about your tooth’s roots, you will be able to know when it is time for your tooth to be extracted. For example, if you are not sure whether a root canal is required for a certain tooth, visit your dentist and ask them about it. It is also important to know how your teeth grow even as children in order to know when they are ready for extraction and replacement. There are different ways of knowing the age of your teeth: by counting and measuring them with a ruler or by looking at their shape and size with a mirror.
2. Be Aware Of Your Teeth’S Change In Shape And Size
If you notice that one of your teeth has changed shape or size, then it is time for that particular tooth to be extracted. This includes any change in the depth of the incisor (front teeth) or molar (back teeth). Other changes include: 1) When one tooth changes position relative to another 2) When one tooth makes contact with another 3) When one tooth pushes on another 4) When an abnormal amount of bone has formed around one or more roots 5) When there is an unusual amount of gum tissue growing around a root 6) When there is an abnormal amount of bone growth around the roots 7) When there are cracks on the surface of the root 8 )When there are discolored areas on top of the root If any of these changes happen, it is time to have your tooth extracted.
3. Learn More About Your Teeth’S Anatomy
This is a very important step as well. If you know more about your teeth’ anatomy and function, you will be able to know when it is time for your tooth to be extracted. For example, if you know the function of your teeth, then you will be able to tell whether the root of the tooth is damaged or not. You can also know whether a tooth needs a root canal or not. If any of these changes happen, it is time to have your tooth extracted.
4. Be Aware Of Your Teeth’S Anatomy And Function (Continued)
You should also learn more about the anatomy and function of all other teeth in your mouth so that you can tell whether they are ready for the extraction or not. These include: 1) The palate (the roof of the mouth) 2) The cheeks 3) The tongue 4) The gums 5) The muscles in the jaw 6) The muscles in front of and behind the jaw 7) All other areas hidden by bone 8 )The brain 9 )The nerves 10 )The blood vessels 11 )All other organs 12 )The bones 13 )The nerves You should also
5. Be Aware Of Your Teeth’S Anatomy And Function (Continued)
You should also be aware of your teeth’ function so that you can tell whether you need to have your tooth extracted or not. These include: 1) The function of the teeth in chewing 2) The function of the teeth in speaking 3) The function of the teeth in smiling 4) The function of the teeth in sleeping 5) The function of the teeth in brushing 6) The function of the teeth in laughing 7 )The function of the teeth in kissing 8 )The function of the teeth when eating 9 )The function of all parts of your mouth
The tooth next to the extraction may hurt because of injury caused by the extraction, a decrease in blood flow to the adjacent tooth, and/or the inflammatory response caused by the extraction site. It is important to be aware of these adverse conditions so that they can be treated early. There are a number of ways to mitigate any harm caused by tooth extraction, including preventing infection and using ice or a mouthguard. Be sure to speak with your dentist if you experience any pain after an extraction.