Are Tooth Extractions Needed?
There exist various reasons why a tooth extraction might become necessary, which include (but are not confined to):
- Extracting baby teeth that struggle to shed naturally.
- Removing teeth for orthodontic purposes.
- Taking out teeth due to pain or infection.
- Extracting a fractured tooth.
Nevertheless, tooth extraction might not be your sole choice. If you’re grappling with toothache, we might still be able to offer prompt relief while also salvaging your tooth. Yet, early detection is vital.
Feel free to inform us if you’re encountering any of the subsequent symptoms:
- Intense tooth pain.
- Pain intensifying with pressure or while chewing.
- Discomfort or rigidity in the jaw.
- Swollen gums around the tooth or teeth.
- Indications of gum disease like discolouration, bleeding, or unpleasant odour.
The Treatment Plan
The task of performing a tooth extraction is undertaken either by a dentist or an oral surgeon, and typically, it necessitates just a single trip to the office. Here’s an overview of the steps we follow, starting from evaluating whether tooth removal is the suitable choice for you, all the way through the extraction itself, and concluding with post-extraction care:
Finding A Solution
Prior to any tooth extraction, our dentists will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms and engage in a discussion about your choices. This deliberation aims to identify the optimal plan of action for both your well-being and the health of your teeth.
Removing The Tooth
Depending on the choice of both the dentist and the patient, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the regions around the tooth slated for extraction. In situations where needed, sedation could also be provided. Our oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive approach to extract teeth in the gentlest manner possible, prioritizing your ease and swift recuperation.
Following the procedure, you will receive guidelines for aftercare, which encompass:
- Proper mouth care during the healing process.
- Anticipated developments.
- Steps to take if complications arise.
Should you have any further queries, we are more than willing to arrange a follow-up appointment for thorough discussion.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wisdom teeth removal is often seen as a traditional milestone, but the truth is, these teeth require extraction only if they become impacted or cause disruption to your jaw and existing teeth.
Modern dental methods and advanced equipment have made tooth extractions nearly painless. The swiftness and simplicity of the procedure often surprise many patients. While some mild discomfort can be anticipated, we will furnish you with aftercare directions to ensure maximum comfort throughout the speedy healing period.
Approximately one hour following your procedure, you can take out the gauze sponges positioned in your mouth and have a meal. However, stick to consuming only soft foods during the initial 24 hours. Also, make sure to refrain from consuming hot foods and using straws for several hours.
Customized aftercare instructions tailored to your requirements will be given during your appointment. Meanwhile, here are some general practices to follow after a tooth extraction or dental surgery, aimed at reducing complications and promoting a swift recuperation:
Refrain from spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, utilizing a straw, or smoking within the initial 24 hours following the tooth extraction. Refrain from touching the extraction site with either your finger or tongue. Steer clear of consuming hot foods and beverages. Avoid using aspirin due to its impact on blood clotting. Abstain from engaging in physical activities and exercise.
Unless unexpected complications arise, anticipate a standard tooth extraction to last approximately 45 minutes or less.