Tooth extraction is a procedure that removes a tooth from its socket. A tooth is extracted for various reasons. In many cases, it’s the best procedure to prevent more serious dental problems.
At Bendigo Smiles, we are committed to preserving your teeth. On the other hand, we may recommend and perform tooth extraction if a tooth is severely damaged or if the procedure is needed to prepare for another treatment.
Why A Tooth Need To Be Removed?
Here are some of the most common situations that require an extraction procedure:
- Severely cracked or damaged teeth
- Severe decay
- Infected tooth
- Risk of infection due to other health concerns
- Impaction of third molars
- Crowding of teeth and orthodontic requirements
Before Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is a safe procedure. On the other hand, complications may arise under some circumstances. Your Bendigo Smiles dentist will guide you through the before and after procedures. It’s is important to inform your dentist of the following:
- Medications you take and for what reason
- Medical history and health concerns
- Extreme fear of tooth extraction
- Any questions you might have in mind so your dentist can address them before the procedure commences
Tooth Extraction Process
Once the dentist determines that you require tooth extraction, you will be given a local anaesthesia for a painless procedure. The anaesthesia is used to numb the tooth, jawbone, and gums. In some cases, your dentist may use sedation such as nitrous oxide gas in addition to local anaesthetic.
Your dentist will use an instrument called “elevator” to wiggle the tooth from its socket. Once the tooth is loosened, it is extracted using forceps. Your dentist at Bendigo Smiles with provide detailed post-surgery guidelines to reduce the risk of complications and help the extraction site heal faster.
Replace The Gap in Your Smile
If your tooth has been removed, it is important to replace it with a new tooth to avoid bone loss and shifting out of the neighbouring teeth. Missing one tooth can affect your dental health in many ways including your confidence, digestion, and nutrition.
At Bendigo Smiles, we offer a number of modern tooth replacement options to restore your complete, functional smile. Some of the options and procedures we offer include:
- Full and partial dentures
- Dental implants
- Single day dental crowns
Schedule A Check-up at Bendigo Smiles
If you have any tooth pain, visit us here at Bendigo Smiles today. Our doctors have extensive knowledge in extraction procedures and carry out the procedure with ease and proficiency. We take pride in using advanced techniques and modern equipment for complex procedures such as extractions to reduce your anxiety and pain during treatment.