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Tooth Extractions

sidebar-ask-dr-maratosAt DesignDentistry, we believe in a conservative approach to dentistry that preserves your natural teeth whenever possible. Occasionally, though, it may be appropriate to have a tooth extracted due to damage, to halt the spread of infection or to reconstruct your smile. Some of the many reasons an extraction may be the best solution include

  • Baby teeth that affect the eruption of permanent teeth
  • Dental emergencies or trauma
  • To create room before orthodontic treatment
  • Wisdom teeth complications
  • Severe toothaches
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

The Comfortable Removal of Wisdom Teeth

The last teeth in your mouth to erupt are known as wisdom teeth. Often, they lack the space needed to come up properly, causing crowding, infection and a range of other concerns. In such cases, the removal of the wisdom teeth is advisable.

FAQ

How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

The best way to discover whether your wisdom teeth should be extracted is to have a consultation. During this appointment, we will perform a comprehensive examination including taking X-rays that show the exact position of your teeth. Once completed, we can determine if removal is necessary.

Will I feel any pain during my extraction?

We strive to keep you comfortable during a routine extraction or a wisdom teeth removal. To reduce any chance of discomfort, we utilise nitrous oxide or laughing gas and other types of analgesia and sedation. First, we’ll review your medical history, then discuss which option is most suitable for you.

What will happen if I leave my tooth untreated?

Though you may not always feel pain if a tooth is decaying, or your wisdom teeth may not bother you yet, if left untreated, the problem can worsen and require costlier and more complex treatment. You may end up with an infection and can even lose teeth, making it of utmost importance that you have an examination and get the best recommendation of how to proceed.

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Tooth Extractions Bentleigh East | (03) 9570 3128