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Some of the common reasons for tooth extraction include:
Preparation for Orthodontia: Preparation for braces and retainers often involves pulling one tooth or a few teeth.
Saving space: Wisdom teeth are often extracted if there is no room for them in the mouth, or if they become impacted or infected.
Injury or tooth decay: Tooth extraction may be the only choice if a tooth is severely decayed or too damaged to be repaired with a filling or crown.
Radiation or chemotherapy patients: Pulling teeth may be necessary if radiation or chemotherapy to the head and neck causes teeth to become infected.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
If you need tooth removal, your Hoppers Crossing dentist will first numb the area to minimise any discomfort.
Once your tooth is filled, your dentist will advise you of any after-care measures. Typically, a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Your mouth will gradually fill the space where the tooth root was by the formation of a blood clot.
Tooth Extraction Healing and Recovery
After tooth extraction, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for after-care, including the following:
Eat soft foods: Consume a soft diet until any anaesthesia wears off, and then limit your diet for the first few days after the procedure.
Clean cautiously: In the first 24 hours, don’t brush your teeth immediately next to the area of tooth extraction You can still brush and floss the other teeth as you always do.
For the first few days, if you need to, rinse your mouth gently. If you experience redness and swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag against the affected area and call your dentist immediately. Ask your dentist about pain relievers.
Remember, when having an extraction, today’s modern treatments and follow-up care are there for your benefit and comfort.
Tooth Extractions at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants
Tooth extractions performed at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants are guaranteed easy, safe, and beneficial to our patients. They are proven helpful to those who have problems with crowding, decay, and damage.
For more information about tooth extractions in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or visit us at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are tooth extractions painful?
Modern anaesthetics are so effective that our patients frequently tell us how easy the procedure was for them.
In many cases, whether or not a tooth extraction is needed, there are benefits and disadvantages to your choices. Your dentist should be able to discuss them with you.
How long does it take for a tooth extraction site to heal completely?
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