Excessive tooth decay, tooth infection, and crowding can all lead to the procedure of a tooth extraction. Those who get braces may need tooth removal to provide room for their other teeth as they shift into place. Additionally, those who are undergoing surgery or are about to have an organ transplant may need compromised teeth removed in order to keep their mouth healthy.
Tooth extraction is performed by our experienced dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anaesthesia, or a combination. Removing visible teeth is a simple extraction. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure.
Whilst most people would rather keep your natural teeth, there are a number of reasons why a dentist may recommend teeth extraction as a course of action, including:
At Langmore Dental in Berwick, we offer two types of extraction:
A simple extraction is when the tooth is above the gum line and does not require surgery to be extracted. One of our friendly dental team will administer a local anaesthetic and then gently remove the tooth.
After the procedure, your dentist will place cotton swab at the site of extraction. You will then be asked to bite down to stop the bleeding. Extraction after care mostly includes allowing the extraction site optimal healing process. This mostly means no vigorous rinsing and brushing. This also means kicking the consumption of alcohol and tobacco product during the healing process.