A damaged or decayed tooth which can’t be repaired with a crown or filling may be removed (extracted) as a last resort. Our experts will walk you through the options during your consultation to determine the best choice. Contact our team today to book an appointment.
There are multiple reasons to have your tooth removed including:
Preparation for tooth extraction
Dentists will review your dental and medical history, including medical conditions, recent surgeries and medication. The dentist will then explain how the procedure works, including numbing the pain, aftercare and more.
Your tooth is usually removed under a local anaesthetic to block the pain from your gums, but, you may experience pressure. Extractions don’t usually use a general anaesthetic, however, it can be an option for children or adults with learning disabilities or multiple teeth. For general anaesthetic, you will go to the hospital for your procedure.
The tooth extraction procedure
You will stay awake during your procedure for local anaesthetic, to inform you of what’s happening. A sedative may be possible if you’re feeling anxious to help you relax.
When you’re comfortable in the chair, the dentist injects a local anaesthetic around your tooth or teeth. When the injection is working, the procedure can start. The procedure starts with widening the tooth socket and loosening the tooth before you remove it.
You may experience some pressure, but, it shouldn’t be too painful. If you’re feeling pain, let the dentist know immediately.
Aftercare for tooth extraction
After removal, your gums may bleed for a few minutes and the dentist provides soft padding to bite on, stopping the bleeding.
The dentist advises you to care for your teeth and gums, with recommendations for painkillers and antibacterial mouthwash. Antibiotics may also help prevent infection.
We offer a wide range of dental treatments to meet the needs of our patients. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your dental treatment:
Experienced team of dentists: Our team of dentists are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of dentistry. They use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable and successful as possible.
Customised treatment plan: We understand that every patient is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly evaluate each case to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
State-of-the-art technology: We use the latest technology and equipment in our practice to ensure that your treatment is as precise and effective as possible.
Comprehensive care: We offer a wide range of dental treatments, including preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and orthodontic treatment. This allows us to provide comprehensive care for all of our patients.
High-quality materials: We only use the highest quality materials for all of our dental treatments, ensuring that they are durable and long-lasting.
Comprehensive aftercare: We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth after the treatment. Our team of dentists will also be available to answer any questions you may have, and to monitor the healing process.
Affordable pricing: We strive to make dental treatment affordable and accessible to everyone. We work with many dental insurance plans and offer financing options to help make treatment more affordable.