Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
The goal of dentistry is to promote good oral health and comfort, so that you can lead a dentally healthy life and eat the foods you love. We recommend dental extractions only as a last resort to protect your health, eliminate symptoms, or reduce pain – it is never a recommendation that we take lightly.
Conditions That May Require a Tooth Extraction
If you have injuries involving your head and neck, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment.
Common conditions requiring a dental extraction:
- Wisdom teeth
- Non-restorable fractures
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Unsuccessful root canal therapy
- A tooth broken at the gumline
- Trauma due to an accident
In many cases, we can plan for tooth replacement treatment prior to beginning your extraction so that we have a plan in place to restore your smile. In cases of overcrowding or wisdom tooth extractions, we will not need to replace missing teeth.
Personalised Dental Treatment Options
Our dentists will explain all of your options and help you make a good decision regarding your oral health. We understand that many of our patients have concerns about dental extractions. Will it hurt? What will happen to my oral health? How will it affect the appearance of my smile?
Your Dental Extraction Procedure
We make patient comfort a top priority. Our dentist will always use appropriate levels of anaesthetic and wait for it to take effect before beginning. Our team communicates well and will be here to answer all of your questions. Together, we will design a solution that addresses each of your concerns.
We strive to provide efficient, effective, and successful dental extractions so that you can get on the road to recovery quickly.
Surgical extractions involve teeth that have not fully erupted from the gums. This often occurs when there is not enough space for the tooth or it is growing in at an angle. This condition, known as impaction, often causes pain and jaw discomfort. Removing your tooth can dramatically improve your comfort.
Simple extractions involve teeth that have erupted fully from the gums. In the case of simple extractions, we can see the crown of the tooth before we begin. They often do not require stitches during the healing process.
Caring for your surgical site is important.
- Gently clean the area.
- Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw.
- Avoid chewing on the area during the healing process.
- Follow aftercare instructions given by your dentist.
Contact us to schedule an evaluation to get important answers regarding your oral health and smile.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice.