Enhance Dental are extremely gentle if you need tooth extraction. However, we never extract teeth unless it is absolutely necessary or it is an extreme situation beyond repair. We thoroughly assess all other options first and the reasons why you may require an extraction.
Fortunately with the advent of advanced technology, teeth that were once considered impossible to save can often be effectively treated. Many teeth with very complex problems can now be saved with treatments such as root canal treatment, porcelain crowns or periodontal (gum) treatment.
There are times, however when tooth extraction may be essential such as:
- Wisdom tooth problems.
- Severe decay, trauma or bone loss around your tooth.
- Baby teeth that won’t naturally fall out and block the adult tooth from coming through.
- Orthodontic treatment (braces or Invisalign) but only in limited cases after all other options are considered.
Often, it is important to replace the extracted tooth to help avoid other complications or aesthetic concerns. Nearby teeth may drift and lead to chewing difficulties, jaw joint pain, food trapping, decay or gum disease. Some of these complications could also lead to further tooth loss.
If your extracted tooth needs replacement, we will explain all options with you in order to give you the best possible outcome. Several options are considered such as Dental implants, bridges or occasionally partial or full dentures.
We must emphasise we always consider extractions as the last resort. However, if it is essential, we ensure the extraction procedure is safe and as comfortable as possible. Highly effective numbing cream and virtually painless injections are used to help take away the pain, fear and anxiety often associated with dental extractions. Dental sedation also known as twilight sleep sedation, relaxant medication or referral to specialist for a general anaesthetic is also available.
If you have been told you should have an extraction but feel unsure or would like one of our highly trained dentists to comfortably extract your tooth call our friendly team on (03)95338488.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. ©copyright