Luxators: A Better Way to Remove Teeth

The Old Approach

Tried and true methods have been used for years to extract teeth and they are still be taught in dental schools across the globe…and this needs to change.

The conventional approach to dental extractions involves elevators and forceps… if that approach fails, believe me, the buccal bone starts to look pretty nervous! The end result of removing buccal bone is a tooth on the table, but at what cost?

In private practice, there has been a noticeable trend towards extracting teeth ‘atraumatically.’It is understood that keeping buccal bone intact helps to maximize bone fill after an extraction, keeping sites more ideal for implants or a bridge in the future. Knowing this, the next question becomes, “How do you remove a stubborn tooth atraumatically?”

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Do You Enjoy Extracting Teeth?

If the answer is no…why?

As with most disciplines in dentistry, the more experience we obtain and the more education we garner, the better we become at various procedures. Extracting teeth is something that most of us get limited exposure to as we are going through dental school. We see lots of pictures and like most things, receive only the nuts and bolts of basic oral surgery. The problem lies in the fact that we don’t get a lot of experience that translates to real-life general practice.

Often dentists starting to extract teeth know just enough to get into trouble, but typically not enough to get out of trouble. How many times have you experienced, or heard from a colleague that they were part way through an extraction, but had to abandon it and send their patient to the oral surgeon?

It’s embarrassing for the dentist, frustrating and uncomfortable for the patient, and inconvenient for the oral surgeon.

A Fundamental Service

One could argue quite easily that extracting teeth is a fundamental service that should be offered by every dentist. There could be some grey area when you are talking about third molars, but certainly from second molar to second molar, you should rarely need to refer. How then can we provide this beneficial service to our patients without running into trouble? The truth is… you can’t! If you’re going to get into the business of extracting teeth, you’re going to run into trouble. The key is knowing what to do when that happens and that is where our extraction course comes in.

Better Education Means Better Results

Online Exodontia is a course like no other, whereby we offer the information you need to bridge the gap between dental school and the real world.

When trouble arises during an extraction, you will have the tools and the knowledge necessary to get you out of trouble. Better yet, you will develop the diagnostic capabilities necessary to keep you out of trouble in the first place! In 13 modules (the most comprehensive online exodontia course) you will learn everything from preoperative planning to postoperative care and everything in between.

So what was your answer to the question we asked at the beginning – do you enjoy extracting teeth? If you don’t enjoy extracting teeth, we are willing to bet that you never received the necessary instruction. The common path is for a dentist to start out feeling confident and optimistic until they have had one too many bad experiences…bad experiences that often could have been avoided.

If you’re fresh out of dental school, or if you’re looking to start extracting teeth, Online Exodontia will give you the foundation that you need.

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