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Tooth Extractions

Illustration of tooth being extractedIf you have a specific tooth that’s interfering with your smile’s overall health or causing ongoing pain, removing it could be the best solution.

Dental extractions are ideal in instances where a tooth is no longer restorable or is so infected that it’s damaging to adjacent teeth. We may recommend having your tooth removed for situations related to:

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.

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

After 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.

Need a Tooth Removed?

Extracting your painful or problematic tooth could be the best way to protect your smile’s future. Request your new patient exam today to find out.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Tooth Extractions in Blacktown NSW | (02) 9676 7590