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Tooth Extractions at Parramatta Dental Clinic
We want to help you save and preserve your natural smile for a lifetime. But sometimes accidents, trauma or existing dental disease prevents us from restoring a tooth. If you have teeth that are beyond repair, it’s best to remove them before the neighbouring ones are compromised as well.
Fortunately, we offer gentle and therapeutic dental extractions to help restore your smile back to optimal health.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
You may need to consider having a tooth removed if you’re experiencing:
• Severe pain
• Cracked roots
• A dental emergency
• Impacted wisdom teeth
• Extensive decay
• Full mouth reconstruction
• Orthodontic concerns
What to Expect
Tooth removal is typically a straightforward procedure that offers timely pain relief. But to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the visit, we’ll thoroughly numb the area around the tooth being extracted.
We’ll provide you with specific instructions to ensure timely healing. Be sure to keep several soft foods on hand for the first couple of days, taking care not to chew on that side of your mouth. In most cases you can return to work or school the next day but don’t engage in any extensive physical activity for at least a week. Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as these may delay healing (and cause a painful condition known as dry socket).
Do You Need to Replace Your Tooth?
Having a tooth removed is only the first step in treating dental problems. Since the open space in your mouth can change how your other teeth are aligned, you’ll want to replace your extracted tooth as soon as possible. Getting a dental bridge or implant will preserve natural chewing and speech patterns while maintaining tooth spacing.
Any type of oral surgery, including a simple extraction, can make people feel anxious. To ensure you’re relaxed, we offer gentle nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) to put you at ease. This sedative, along with local anaesthetic, will ensure you feel comfortable throughout the duration of the procedure.
Since most post-operative discomfort comes from swelling, we recommend using a cold compress for the first 24 hours. Alternate it on and off every 20 minutes to keep inflammation down. Take all prescription and over-the-counter medication as prescribed.