Tooth extraction is a common procedure that can resolve various dental issues. At Pain Free Dental Clinic in Moss Vale, we strive to perform all tooth extractions efficiently, safely and as painless as possible. Our professional team are able to administer anaesthesia and painkillers, which will help you recover quickly from the operation.
A badly decayed tooth is the most common cause for tooth extraction. Tooth decay is often caused by a lack of maintenance which has resulted in plaque build up. Not only are decayed teeth extremely painful, but if left unremoved, the bacteria from the decayed area can cause an abscess.
Healthy teeth can sometimes also require extraction. Overcrowded or misaligned teeth is a common problem for younger patients, as the lack of space in the jawbone will cause teeth to become crooked. Gum disease and wisdom teeth might also require teeth extraction to avoid more complicated dental problems.
For all new patients, we will schedule a 50-minute appointment with our principal dentist, Dr Nikgoo. We will conduct a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums, jaw and analyse your medical history. It’s vital that you let us know of any pre-existing medical conditions, such as blood clotting disorders, immune problems or heart problems as they can increase the risk of complications during an extraction.
An x-ray will then be taken to determine the most appropriate type of extraction for you. Every extraction carries a small risk of bacteria travelling into the blood stream. Antibiotics may be required for high-risk patients.
Simple extractions are the removal of an intact tooth, and the patient will need local anaesthesia. Surgical extractions are a more complicated process that involves the removal of a tooth that is buried deep in the gum tissue. The extraction will require slicing away gum and bone tissue that surrounds the tooth.
If you suffer from stress and anxiety at the dentist, our team will try our best to make the process as comfortable as it can be. We can offer anxious patients and sedation dentistry that can help you relax during the procedure.
Once the tooth has been removed, we will pack the area with gauze swabs or provide stitches if required. We can also prescribe antibiotics or painkillers that will help relieve the initial pain. Most discomfort should subside within a few days. Swelling is another common side effect from tooth extractions. It’s recommended that you apply ice packs and eat softer foods during the first few days to help recovery.
It’s also important to avoid the extraction area when brushing and flossing. If there is excessive bleeding, discharge, consistent pain or you’re experiencing nausea, vomiting and high temperatures, contact your dentist immediately.
Visiting the dentist shouldn’t be a stressful situation, and we will accommodate every patient the best we can to alleviate any anxiety. We can also organise a payment plan through Zip Money.
Don’t ignore your dental problems and book an appointment with Pain Free Dental Clinic today!