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Tooth Extraction

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOOTH REMOVAL

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Tooth Extraction Warrnambool

Tooth extraction Warrnambool is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.

In some cases, pulling a tooth from its spot in the jawbone may be necessary to preserve or improve your dental health.

Book an appointment at Warrnambool Dental today to find out if you need any tooth extracted.

The common reasons for tooth extractions in Warrnambool Dental include:

For orthodontic treatments: Preparation for orthodontic and retainers in many cases involves removing one tooth or a few teeth.

Orthodontic treatment aims to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your mouth.

To save space: Wisdom teeth extractions are usually done if there is no room for them in the mouth, or if they are infected or impacted.

Due to damage or tooth decay: Tooth extraction may be the only option if a tooth is too decayed or too damaged to be repaired with white fillings or crown.

Radiation or chemotherapy patients: If radiation or chemotherapy to the head and neck causes teeth to become infected, pulling teeth may be necessary.

Procedure for Teeth Extraction

If you need a tooth extracted, your Warrnambool dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort.

Once your tooth is removed, your dentist will advise you of any aftercare measure. Usually, a small amount of bleeding is normal.

Your mouth will gradually fill the space where the tooth root was by the formation of a blood clot.

At-Home Care

After your tooth extraction, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for aftercare, including the following:

Eating soft food: Consume a soft diet until any anaesthesia wears off, and then limit your eating for the first few days after the process.

Take good care of your teeth: Don’t brush your teeth directly next to the area of tooth extraction within 24 hours but clean the rest of your teeth. Get back to a good oral care habit after two days.

For the first few days, if you must, rinse your mouth gently.

If you experience redness and swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag against the affected area and call your dentist immediately. Ask your dentist Warrnambool about pain relievers you can take.

Remember, when having an extraction, today’s modern treatments and follow-up care are there for your benefit and comfort.

Tooth Extractions at Warrnambool Dental

Tooth extractions performed at Warrnambool Dental are easy, safe, and beneficial to our patients. They are proven helpful to those who have problems with crowding, decay, and damage.

Warrnambool Dental serves local communities in PortlandHamiltonCamperdownTerangPort CampbellColacTimboonPort FairyMacArthur, and Casterton.

Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.

Dental FAQ’s

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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What is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction refers to the process of removing teeth from the mouth. Teeth sit in something called the alveolar bone. In extraction, the dentist removes the root from the alveolar bone, bringing the crown and the rest of the tooth with it.
Are tooth extractions painful?
Local anaesthetics are so effective that our patients frequently tell us how easy the procedure was for them.
How do I know if I need a tooth pulled?
Your Warrnambool dentist is able to tell you if you need a tooth or teeth extracted. Whether you need a tooth extraction or not, there are both pros and cons to any dental choices. Your dentist will discuss them with you.
When can I eat after the procedure?
You can eat as soon as you get home. We recommend starting with soft, light foods such as soups, mashed potatoes, and apple sauce. Make sure the food you eat is not HOT, as you will be numb and unable to feel if your tongue or lip has been burnt.