Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
There are numerous reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, which may include (but are not limited to):
- Removing baby teeth that are having difficulty in naturally falling out.
- Extracting teeth to facilitate orthodontic treatment.
- Removing teeth that are causing pain or infection.
- Extracting a tooth that has been fractured or broken.
Nevertheless, tooth extraction may not be the sole solution available to you. In the event of tooth pain, we might be able to offer prompt relief while simultaneously preserving your tooth. However, early detection is vital.
Please inform us if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Intense tooth pain.
- Pain that intensifies when pressure is applied or while chewing.
- Jaw pain or stiffness.
- Swollen gums around the affected tooth or teeth.
- Indications of gum disease, such as discolouration, bleeding, or unpleasant odour.
The Treatment Plan
There are various reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, including (but not limited to) the extraction of baby teeth that have difficulty falling out naturally, the removal of teeth for orthodontic purposes, and the extraction of teeth due to pain or infection.
Typically, a dental extraction is carried out during a single office visit and is performed by a dentist. Here is an overview of the steps involved in the tooth extraction process:
Looking for solutions
When contemplating a tooth extraction due to pain or infection, it is crucial to undergo a comprehensive evaluation and explore all available options. Our primary objective is to preserve adult teeth whenever feasible. We are committed to ensuring your well-being, alleviating any discomfort, and safeguarding the health of your teeth.
The removal process
A tooth extraction can be conducted by either a general dentist or an oral surgeon, using local anesthesia, and with or without sedation. Our priority is to employ a minimally invasive approach and remove teeth with utmost gentleness. Our aim is to ensure your comfort during the procedure and promote a swift recovery, allowing you to feel at ease throughout the process.
Upon completion of the tooth extraction, you will receive detailed aftercare instructions, guiding you on how to take care of your healing mouth, informing you about what to anticipate during the recovery process, and advising you on what steps to take in case of any complications. If you have any further concerns, we are more than happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address them accordingly.
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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
There are many reasons to consider the removal of wisdom teeth.
Many times, there is not enough room in the mouth for these teeth to fully erupt. This can cause difficulty with oral hygiene, leaving these teeth at increased risk for cavities, infection, periodontal problems that may affect neighbouring teeth, and pain. With a radiograph and examination, we will be able to have a full discussion and decide together what is best for you.
Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. The procedure is performed with local anaesthetic and can be done with or without sedation. We use tools and techniques that help us work quickly, precisely and with as little trauma as possible to promote fast healing. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to keep you relaxed and foster a speedy recovery.
About an hour after your procedure, you may remove the gauze that has been placed in your mouth and you may have something to soft eat. Be sure to avoid hot foods, hard foods that contain small seeds, rinsing, and drinking from straws.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions specific to your needs at your appointment. Here are some general things you can do after a tooth extraction to minimize the risk of complications and encourage a speedy recovery:
– Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking.
– Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
– Avoid hot foods and drinks.
– Avoid hard, crunchy foods and foods with seeds
– Avoid physical activities and exercise.
Ideally, you should schedule three or four days of rest or light duty after your wisdom teeth come out. Resting will minimize your risk of complications and help you heal. Full recovery takes around two weeks but you should feel minimal discomfort during this time.
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