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Teeth Extraction

We don’t like taking out teeth but sometimes teeth are non salvageable and need to be removed due to decay, gum disease or trauma. Having a tooth removed is called a ‘tooth extraction’. Prior to having a tooth removed, the dentist will take radiographs (x-rays) of the tooth that needs to be removed to look at the position of the tooth, the bone, nerves and blood vessels around the tooth.  The practitioner administers local anaesthetic that will reduce your discomfort and ensure that you are numb throughout the procedure meaning you won’t feel a thing! Once the area around the tooth is numb, the tooth is loosened with movements and pressure. Sometimes however, these teeth are stuck or can be quite difficult to remove with just pressure and movements alone and so minor oral surgery is required to have it removed.

 

Just remember, that there are many options to replace the tooth that has been removed such as dentures, bridges and implants. These options can be discussed with you during your appointment.

Any surgical procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Surgical Extraction

Sometimes during extractions, teeth can become difficult to remove and require “surgical extraction”. Surgical extraction is a more involved procedure that requires the dentist to make an incision to remove bone to better free the tooth for removal. Sutures may also be required during this procedure to assist with healing at the extraction site. In complex cases, referral to an Oral Surgeon is made to ensure the most favorable outcome for the patient.

Any surgical procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Happy Gas

All complex treatments can involve the use of local anesthetics to make treatment procedures pain free. Nitrous Oxide, also known as “Happy Gas”, can be combined with local anesthetics to make your treatment more comfortable, particularly when you are feeling anxious. Feel free to ask our dental team about your comfort options.

Any surgical procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Call one of our friendly team members on 02 4604 2400 for an assessment and quote from one of our dentists.