Tooth Extractions

At Blacktown Dental Group, our experienced team provides a full suite of services to suit your needs. Whatever you may require, you can feel confident that we’ll take great care of you. Our solutions include extractions, which are an essential part of dentistry in cases where there are no other viable options

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Planning Your Oral Surgery

Having a tooth removed can vary from a straightforward, short procedure to a more involved oral surgery. Your unique situation will depend on the tooth’s location and integrity.

In most situations, we’ll recommend Nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel more relaxed throughout the procedure. Local anaesthetic will also be used to numb the area immediately around your tooth so that you’ll be comfortable. We will only begin your extraction once you agree that you are ready to proceed.

Plan to take the rest of the day off and eat soft foods until the extraction site has fully healed. We may recommend anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling, along with using a cold compress on and off for the first 24 hours.

Remember, regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices can help prevent the need for extractions in many cases. Your dentist can provide guidance on maintaining optimal oral health to keep your smile intact and beautiful.

What to Expect During a Dental Extraction:

  1. Assessment: Your dentist will thoroughly examine the affected tooth and may take X-rays to assess the surrounding structures.
  2. Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area, ensuring you don’t feel pain during the procedure. Sedation options are available for those who experience dental anxiety.
  3. Extraction: The tooth is gently loosened and removed from its socket. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be necessary, especially for impacted wisdom teeth.
  4. Aftercare: Following the extraction, your dentist will provide instructions on post-operative care, including pain management and eating restrictions. Healing typically takes a few days to a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the extraction.
  5. Replacement Options: Your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures, to restore your smile and maintain proper oral function.

Dental extractions are a common dental procedure aimed at preserving your oral health and relieving discomfort. If you believe you may require an extraction or have questions about the procedure, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced dental team. We are here to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the process.

Aftercare Following Your Dental Extraction

Although you may not realise it, having a tooth removed can have a lasting impact on your overall smile (and not just how the space looks). Unless your missing tooth is replaced in a timely manner, the neighbouring teeth are likely to drift and tilt out of place.

Leading up to your extraction, we’ll discuss different types of tooth replacement options that are appropriate. Some of the most popular choices include implants and fixed bridges. We’ll go over all possible options with you so that you can select the one that you feel is best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to have a tooth extracted?

The length of time of your procedure will depend on which tooth and how the roots are situated. We’ll take diagnostic X-rays to determine the best way to go about your extraction. Then, we can tell you how long the procedure will take. If you’re having more than one tooth extracted, the procedure will require more time.

Are there any alternatives to having a tooth extracted?

In some cases, a damaged tooth may be saved with a root canal treatment. If this is the case for you, we’ll be sure to let you know so that you can avoid having it extracted.

Will I feel pain during the extraction?

We use anaesthetic and have nitrous oxide so that you’re comfortable and experience minimal discomfort. Your recovery will be optimised by following our aftercare instructions.

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