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 enjoy and that keep you healthy. We recommend dental extractions only as a last resort to protect your health, eliminate symptoms or to 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
- 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 your procedure. 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.
Caring for your surgical site is important.
- Gently brush around the socket but not directly into the wound.
- Avoid smoking or alcohol for a week if possible
- Avoid sucking/drinking through a straw.
- Avoid chewing on the area or hot (temperature) food during the healing process.
- Follow aftercare instructions given by your dentist.
Contact us to book an evaluation to get important answers regarding your oral health and smile.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice.