In most situations, we want to do everything possible to help you restore your natural tooth. If there’s enough structure left, this process could mean performing a root canal and then protecting your tooth with a crown.
Unfortunately, that’s not always an option. Sometimes the best thing to do for your oral health is to take the tooth out. Extractions are usually recommended if we know your tooth has no possible or only a limited chance of being successfully restored.
Some of the more common examples of when we would recommend an extraction include:
- Severely decayed tooth
- Aggressive periodontal disease
- Pain or other emergency
- Significant fracturing or cracks
- Impacted wisdom teeth
Same-Day Tooth Removal
If you need an extraction, it may be due to pain, swelling or an emergency. In most situations, we can get you in quickly or even the same day to provide fast relief.
For people who feel nervous about having dental work, we’ll take our time to explain things and chat about your concerns. If it’s not urgent and you want to wait and think about it, that’s ok too. Fortunately, we are usually able to put your mind at ease to treat you relatively quickly.
Ensuring Your Comfort at All Times
Light relaxants are available to provide short-term anxiety relief and improved comfort. Twilight sedation allows you to feel like you’re taking a light nap through the procedure and wears off a few hours later. As always, the area around your tooth will be completely numbed at the time of the extraction. More involved oral surgeries or people with severe anxiety are often referred to a specialist for general anaesthetic.
Replacing Your Missing Tooth
Except in the instance of wisdom teeth, having a tooth removed can permanently alter the alignment of your overall bite. The extra space created often promotes shifting and movement throughout your mouth. As such, it’s best to replace your missing tooth as quickly as possible.
Some of the most common ways to restore your missing teeth include dental implants, removable partial denture or a fixed bridge. We’ll review each option with you so that you can feel prepared about the next stage of your oral therapy.
DO YOU NEED A TOOTH PULLED?
Find out if your tooth can be saved or if it’s better to have a same-day extraction Margaret River. Contact us today to request an appointment and consultation.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.