One of the most basic and essential of all dental procedures is tooth extraction.
It’s so common that every dentist must be able to perform it effectively.
At DonEast Supreme Dental, we strive to ensure that our patients keep their complete set of natural teeth, but there are circumstances in which we are left with no choice but resort to extracting teeth.
When this happens, your Doncaster East dentist here to provide you with safe and worry-free solutions.
Reasons for extracting your teeth
There are several reasons your teeth may be needed to be extracted. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired.
Other reasons include:
An overcrowded mouth
An overcrowded mouth can require tooth extraction to prepare a patient for orthodontia. Aligning teeth is impossible if they are too big for your mouth.
If a tooth can’t erupt through the gum, you may need to have a tooth pulled.
The bacteria in a rotten tooth spread to the sensitive parts of the tooth like the pulp, and may expose you to infection.
Root canal treatment can correct this condition, but if not, tooth extraction may be needed to prevent future complications.
Risk of infection
If you are currently receiving treatments like chemotherapy or have undergone an organ transplant, you may be required to have your teeth pulled.
These treatments can cause high risks to your immune system.
Periodontal disease is the infection of the supporting tissues and bones of the teeth. This may cause loosening of the tooth, leading to later extraction.
Preparation for Tooth Extraction
Before the tooth extraction procedure, you will undergo an X-ray and a consultation with your dentist.
Tell your Doncaster East dentist about the medications you are currently taking and your medical history.
For simple extractions, your Doncaster East dentist will give you a local anaesthetic, which numbs the area around your tooth.
This will help you feel nothing but pressure during the extraction procedure. Your dentist will use forceps to pull your tooth out.
For surgical extractions, you will receive a local and IV anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia numbs the area surrounding the tooth while the IV anaesthesia helps keep you calm and relaxed.
Your general dentist or oral surgeon will incise through your gum and remove a portion of your bone to reach and extract your tooth.
The duration of the healing period will depend on the severity of the procedure. Usually, recovery takes only a few days.
Follow these simple steps to minimise discomfort, decrease the risk of infection, and speed up the recovery process:
- Take a painkiller.
- Allow clot to form in the socket. Avoid washing and spitting to avoid dislodging the clot.
- To minimise the swelling, apply an ice pack to the affected area. Apply for 10 minutes at a time.
- Limit bite activity 24 hours after the procedure.
- Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution.
- Eat soft foods after the extraction. This helps the extraction site heal faster.
Tooth Extraction at DonEast Supreme Dental
Tooth extraction procedures performed at DonEast Supreme Dental are guaranteed safe. Each procedure is carefully tailored especially for you!
Visit your trusted Doncaster East dentist today!
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on-site parking for our patients. Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
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(with any health insurance)
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)