Q. Is it difficult to remove roots of teeth which is broken at the gum line?

Answered by
Dr. Tooba Qazi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

Is it difficult for a dentist to remove the roots of the teeth that are broken off at the gum line? And will it be painful when they do it? I think the ones are teeth 12, 13, 16, 26, and 27. If there are any chances for the bones to get broken while they do it? How will they get them out? I am very scared, and how many injections will be given? I think they are breaking it into three appointments. what complications could occur as well?

Dr. Tooba Qazi



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Do not be scared at all. This should be dentist's headache, not yours. All you need to know is that you should take a proper meal at least half an hour before you go for your appointment because after the extraction you will be on a soft diet for a day and should avoid eating till one and a half hour at least. Mild swelling or slight pain is expected post extraction of posteriors, otherwise, it will be a smooth recovery for the rest of broken roots. Take icecreams (if you are not diabetic) and soft diet for a day.

After 24 hours of extraction start saline water mouth rinses (use lukewarm water) four times a day for a week compulsorily. It will help in quick healing of the sockets. Now, let me tell you about the procedure, it will not be complicated if the roots are not infected. Local anesthesia will be given then the whole procedure will be absolutely pain-free. You will not feel anything so be happy about it. Be relaxed, if you will be relaxed your dentist will enjoy doing work at ease and comfort level.

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