Tooth Extraction Warrnambool
Tooth extraction 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.
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.
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 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 guaranteed easy, safe, and beneficial to our patients. They are proven helpful to those who have problems with crowding, decay, and damage.
Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.