Tooth Extractions in Brabham
Experience Painless and Comfortable Tooth Extractions to Maintain Your Oral Health
If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, it may need to be removed in order to prevent the spread of infection. In addition, an extraction may be necessary during orthodontic treatment when there isn’t enough room in the mouth for all the teeth.
While our top priority at Brabham Smiles is always to save your natural teeth, we also perform tooth extractions whenever necessary. A tooth extraction procedure is the removal of a tooth from its socket in your jaw bone. In simple extractions, teeth that are visible and easily accessible are removed using dental forceps. In contrast, surgical extraction involves cutting through your gums and bone in order to access the tooth to be removed. If you need to have a tooth removed, our experienced team will ensure that the procedure is as painless and stress-free as possible.
Dental Problems that Tooth Extractions Can Address
When teeth become rotten due to infection or tooth decay, they can release an unpleasant odour. While a root canal can save some teeth, others may need to be removed to get rid of the bad breath that it is causing.
In many cases, the only way to address a severe toothache is to have the offending tooth extracted if it’s not viable for a root canal treatment. The extraction removes the entire compromised tooth, including the root and nerve endings responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain.
An abscess is a serious infection that can damage the bone and tissue around the affected tooth. Your dentist will extract the abscessed tooth if it can't be saved and drain the abscess to remove the infection.
While tooth extraction is not the only way to treat gum disease, it can be an effective option for those dealing with a more advanced case of the condition. Severe gum disease may cause the tooth to be mobile and will need removal to restore your oral health.
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Frequently Asked Questions About
There are a few reasons why your dentist may recommend that you have a tooth extracted. Some common reasons include:
- If the tooth is severely damaged and decayed and can’t be saved.
- If the tooth is infected and the infection has spread to the bone around it.
- If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth (this is often the case with wisdom teeth).
- If you’re getting braces, one or more of your teeth will need to be removed to create more space in your mouth.
Extraction of a tooth is a procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in your jaw bone. Your dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth with an anaesthetic solution and then use dental instruments to loosen the tooth before gently removing it. Sometimes, the dentist may need to make a small incision in your gum tissue to get access to it.
As with any invasive procedure, there are risks associated with tooth extraction:
- Prolonged bleeding
- Dry socket
- Sinus or nerve damage
However, our skilled dentists will observe and perform necessary measures to reduce or prevent these risks.
Keep the extraction site clean by gently rinsing it with an antimicrobial mouthwash twice or thrice a day. For the first 24 hours, avoid brushing directly over the extraction site. Take all prescribed medications as instructed by your dentist, and refrain from strenuous activities for at least two days.
You will start to notice your surrounding teeth shifting out of place because there is more room in your bite now. A missing tooth can usually be compensated for by additional dental treatment. Orthodontic treatment may be used to move the other teeth, or a dental implant, bridge, or denture may be used to replace the extracted tooth.