Tooth Extractions

Sometimes if a tooth is beyond repair from advanced stages of decay, we may recommend extraction.

If you are looking for a dentist who can safely extract decayed or dead teeth, the team at Comprehensive Dental Care can help you.

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Sometimes if a tooth is beyond repair from advanced stages of decay, we may recommend extraction.

If you are looking for a dentist who can safely extract decayed or dead teeth, the team at Comprehensive Dental Care can help you.

Simple extractions

Extractions are performed under a local anaesthetic utilising special dental tools and instruments to remove the tooth from its socket. Our caring dentist’s will do everything they can to ensure our patients, experience very little discomfort throughout the procedure.

Surgical extractions

If your problem tooth is in a difficult position, our Dentists may recommend a surgical extraction. Usually an oral surgeon is required to make an incision in the gum and remove the tooth (in the case of wisdom teeth).

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Extractions

Having to undergo teeth extraction is something that is not very common in terms of dental treatments today. It is thought better to retain teeth instead of having them extracted; however, sometimes the extraction of the teeth is the only way to treat a dental condition. The dentist will be the one who will evaluate whether or not the teeth should be extracted or retained and that is dependent upon the overall condition of the teeth. If you are going for dental extractions, sometime in the near future then you need to know about the frequently asked questions about dental extractions.

There are lots of different reasons for dental extractions and here are some of the major dental issues that may require you to undergo the dental extraction treatment today. Here are some of them:

Periodontal disease
Extensive tooth damage
To prevent further dental complications
To improve the appearance of the teeth Teeth with no regular function
Vertical cracks appearing in the tooth roots

When you are undergoing tooth extraction you need to understand the entire process in order to calm your nerves and relax before the operation. There are different methods of dental extractions, which vary according to the type of teeth, the roots and the positioning of the jaw. Most of the times the teeth will be removed without any complications, but sometimes there may be some unforeseen problems, which include:

Abnormal positioning of the tooth
Large or curved roots
Adjacent teeth have crowns
An impacted or unerupted tooth that is attached to the jaw bone

Sometimes the tooth may even need to be divided into separate segments, so that it may be removed and extracted safely from the mouth.

Once you have undergone the dental extraction surgery, you will be required to take extra care of your teeth and mouth in order to avoid any possible side effects. Here is how you should look to take care of teeth after extraction:

Take lots of rest
Avoid drinking alcohol
Eat lots of soft foods
Drink plenty of fluids
Use ice packs to manage pain & reduce swelling
Don’t drive or engage in exercise after you have been sedated

When you are undergoing dental extraction surgery, you will have to undertake a slight risk, since complications are a part of every major surgery. Your dentist, however, will try to minimize the risks and provide you with a dental extraction with the bare minimum side effects. You may have to face some of the following possible side effects after dental extraction:

Bleeding (Haemorrhage) Pain
Sinus problems
Dry socket

Infection
Damage to nearby teeth Numbness or altered sensation Thinning of jaw bone

You should consult with your dentist and ask about the possible side effects of your dental extraction before undergoing the surgery.

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