Painless Tooth Extractions in Caroline Springs
When Should I Choose a Tooth Extraction?
It’s not fun to have a tooth extracted, but if it’s not going to be used for chewing anymore, why keep it?
Neglecting an infected tooth can allow the disease to spread to adjacent teeth, causing more damage over time. Trauma and decay are just some of the reasons this may occur. Sometimes, the best thing for your overall smile is to remove severely damaged or infected teeth.
If you have a tooth that is non-restorable and severely damaged due to periodontal disease or cavities, Magical Smiles will recommend an extraction even if you’re not in dental pain. It is the best way for us to prevent further damage from occurring.
What to Expect During Extractions
Here are some of the different forms of extractions we offer in our practice and what you can expect during the procedure:
A simple extraction is recommended when a tooth is already mobile and moving when pressure is applied. This type of procedure is relatively easy and quick to complete. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area surrounding the tooth so that you feel only pressure, not pain. The tooth is loosened using a dental elevator instrument, and the loosened tooth is removed using forceps.
During a surgical extraction, a small incision is made in your gum, and the tooth is sectioned into two or more pieces before being removed. In some cases, we have to cut or remove bone surrounding your tooth to extract it. This technique protects the bone around your tooth and ensures a more predictable procedure.
A combination of local anesthetic and intravenous anaesthesia will likely be administered. If necessary, general anaesthesia may also be applied. Under general anaesthesia, you will be unconscious throughout the surgical procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Removal (Oral Surgery)
Impacted wisdom tooth can damage the other teeth in your mouth and cause crowding/tooth movement. They’re usually removed if the tooth has partially erupted or is challenging to clean.
Proactive extractions minimise the risk of damage to neighbouring teeth. As part of your extraction procedure, we will make a cut in your gums and remove the problematic bone before removing your tooth. The incision will be closed with stitches and a piece of gauze.
We may administer a combination of local anaesthesia, sedation anaesthesia, and general anaesthesia to make the wisdom tooth extraction comfortable and painless for you.
Book An Appointment With Our Team Today
Request an appointment with our amazing team today if you want to get dental work done. We can provide you with the best options for your situation and we’ll fit you in as soon as possible.
Why Choose Magical Smiles For Tooth Extractions
We understand how hard it can be to lose a tooth, and we try our hardest not to make things worse by extracting healthy ones unnecessarily. We want you to have perfect teeth, so we do everything in our power to make sure they stay healthy and intact.
As much as we hate to say it, sometimes teeth need to be extracted. If you have severely infected or damaged teeth that need to come out ASAP, let us know, and we will get rid of them. You can trust Magical Smiles with any dental procedure because our patients come first at all times! We also offer various sedation options during oral surgery and dental extractions, so there is no reason for anyone not to feel comfortable coming here for dental treatment. All procedures are performed by highly experienced dentists who use only the latest dental technology available on the market today. Come see why everyone loves Magical Smiles!
FAQs About Tooth Extractions
Removing a tooth is just the first step in stabilising your oral health. Now that there’s extra space in your bite, your surrounding teeth will start to shift and move out of place. To preserve proper tooth spacing, we recommend additional procedures to replace your tooth promptly.
Some of the artificial tooth options available include dental implants, fixed bridges, and removable partials. We’ll discuss the various options with you ahead of time so that you can plan accordingly. After you have all of the information you need, you can make an educated choice about your smile’s future.
We offer a variety of sedation options during oral surgery and extractions to make the experience relatively painless. Since your comfort is vital to the procedure’s success, you’ll be able to select the level of sedation and option that’s best for you. They range from light, happy gas (nitrous oxide) to general anaesthesia with an anaesthetist and everything in between.
If you require sedation during your appointment, you’ll want to be sure to have a friend or family member accompany you to the visit. The drowsiness of deeper sedatives can last for several hours. However, with happy gas, it’s possible to drive yourself home afterwards.
- Apply an ice pack for 10 minutes at a time to reduce swelling in your cheeks after the procedure. Ice packs that are left on too long can cause gum tissue damage.
- Take all medications, including over-the-counter pain relievers, as prescribed.
- Take it easy for 24 hours after the dental surgery and limit your activities for a couple of days afterwards.
- Brush and floss normally, but do not brush and floss the area where you had the extraction.
- Eat soft foods in the next 24 hours after surgery, such as yogurt and soup.
- Gargle with saltwater 24 hours after the procedure.
- Keep your head elevated with pillows while you sleep to speed up healing.
- Avoid smoking.
- To avoid dislodging the blood clot, avoid rinsing your mouth and spitting gently for 24 hours after surgery.