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Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extractions

If you have a tooth that’s been damaged by trauma or decay whenever possible, we will try to save your tooth by using other solutions to restore it to health. We will take an X-ray of your tooth to assess the extent of damage to determine if restorative therapy is possible. If not, we will recommend a prompt extraction to prevent pain or the spread of infection.

What to Expect

Most dental extractions are completed with numbing gel to desensitise the tooth and the tissues around it. Special instruments are used to loosen the tooth and remove it as gently as possible.

If you require a wisdom tooth extraction, the process is a bit more complex. More often than not, wisdom teeth need to be removed in smaller sections and sedation may be recommended.

Recovery After Tooth Removal

Most of our patients can return to work the next day after an extraction. We recommend taking it easy for the rest of the day after your appointment. Be sure to follow your home care instructions regarding oral hygiene, diet and medication while your mouth heals. Try to avoid any vigorous exercise or hard foods, as it could irritate the extraction site.

We recommend seeing you for a no-charge follow-up visit if you’re experiencing any concerns. Contact us straightaway; if it’s after hours, we will work you in within one business day.
Tooth Replacement After Extraction

Unless you’re having wisdom teeth removed, it’s best to have a tooth replacement plan in place. Otherwise, the space that is created can alter the alignment of your overall smile. Dental implants are an excellent option to consider, as they are non-invasive to other teeth and designed to last a lifetime.

FAQ's

Our dentist will examine and take x-rays of your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. With whitening, only the pigments in the enamel of the teeth are whitened. Fillings and crowns do not whiten with bleaching .

The root canal treatment aims is to save a tooth that has been decayed, diseased or injured. In this procedure, the dead tissue is removed from the canal, and tooth is cleaned with medicaments and shaped. After that the canals are filled with biocompatible material. In Most instances crowning of tooth is required after root canal treatment. In cases, where root canal treatment may not be appropriate, extraction may be the best option.

With the advent of modern digital radiographic techniques and high speed films ,which has dramatically reduced the exposure times so much so that an average dental x-ray is as harmful as one hour flight.

When your baby does not have teeth yet, you should wipe his/her gums with wet warm clean cloth after every feed. Once baby gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feed with a warm wet cloth and also do make sure that baby is not sleeping with a bottle in mouth. Your toddler should follow routine tooth brushing regimen as rest of the family but making sure to put just a smear of toothpaste. You may choose to use milk teeth toothpaste, which contains less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but regular toothpaste can also be used if right amount is used.