At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our dentists are highly trained and experienced at performing routine and surgical tooth extractions. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we perform all types of routine and difficult dental extractions such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, complex root removal and other complex oral surgery procedures involving broken teeth. Your dentist will take an x-ray of the area to determine the best way to extract the tooth and the appropriate anaesthetic technique to ensure your comfort. When your extraction is complete your dentist will provide you with verbal and written post-extraction aftercare instructions.
If you’re a nervous patient we can provide dental sedation during your tooth extraction which can makes the removal of your tooth a more relaxing and positive experience. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our gentle dental team are dental phobic and nervous patient experts. If you’re an anxious dental patient we look forward to welcoming you to Smile Hub Dental Clinic for a uniquely comfortable dental experience.
Reasons for tooth extractions:
- Deep decay
- Infection in the tooth and bone
- Insufficient space in the mouth
- Make room for orthodontic treatment
Two Types Of Extractions:
- Simple Extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anaesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and grasps the visible portion of the tooth. Typically, the tooth is lifted using an elevator and using dental forceps, rocked back and forth until the periodontal ligament has been sufficiently broken and the supporting alveolar bone has been adequately widened to make the tooth loose enough to remove. Typically, when teeth are removed with forceps, slow steady pressure is applied with controlled force. It is usually possible to fill the remaining gap with either a dental bridge, dental implant or denture.
- Surgical Extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not fully erupted. Surgical extractions usually require an incision. In a surgical extraction, the dentist may elevate the soft tissue covering the tooth and bone, and may also remove some of the overlying and surrounding jawbone tissue with a drill. Frequently, the tooth may be split into multiple pieces to facilitate its removal. Surgical extractions are usually performed with conscious sedation in Smile Hub Dental Clinic. It is usually possible to fill the remaining gap with either a dental bridge, dental implant or denture.