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Dental Extractions Double Bay

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Dental Extractions Double BayWhile it’s always our goal to help you preserve and protect your natural teeth, there are times when tooth removal is necessary for the overall health of your smile. How can you know when it’s best to have one extracted?

Reasons for Having a Tooth Extracted

Here are some of the common circumstances that may warrant an extraction as opposed to trying to repair your tooth:

  • Severe pain or infection (abscess)
  • Dental injuries and emergencies
  • Aggressive periodontal disease
  • Advanced decay that is too large to treat
  • Broken teeth
  • Part of orthodontic therapy
  • Extra (“supernumerary”) teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Removing your tooth will help your mouth overall, as the source of pain and infection are removed.

Planning for Your Procedure

The majority of dental extractions are very straightforward. If the tooth has multiple roots or atypical anatomy, it can take a little longer. Since your mouth is thoroughly numbed, all you should feel is a little bit of pressure (but no pain).

After your procedure, follow your written home care instructions to ensure proper healing and prevent discomfort. You’ll want to avoid eating on that side of your mouth and choose soft foods for the first few days.

For the first hour or so, you’ll want to apply a sterile gauze as a compress until the bleeding stops.

After Your Extraction

Unless the extraction is on a wisdom tooth or due to orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to have a plan for replacing your extracted tooth within the near future. Leaving an open space can cause other teeth to start to drift out of alignment, leading to bite irregularities, aesthetic concerns or even TMJ disorder.

Some of the best ways to replace your missing teeth are with a dental implant or bridge.

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

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Dental Extractions Double Bay, Woollahra NSW | Dr Paul Coumbis
02 9326 2677