Tooth Extraction

Alexandra Hills Dental will assess the situation and if tooth removal is unavoidable, we will do our best to preserve the bones around the tooth. Bone preservation is important for supporting either dentures or implants.

Reasons For Tooth Extractions

  • It blocks other teeth from growing in their place. For example; baby teeth often do not fall out in time for the permanent teeth to grow.

  • It makes room for teeth straightening. For example; children or adults receiving braces may need to have space for teeth to move properly into place.
  • Removing the tooth prevents infection. This is important because tooth decay usually contains pathogens that cause sicknesses.

  • Your medical condition demands it. Your doctor may say that you need to remove a tooth if it prevents you from improving your current health symptoms.
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Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

During the initial consultation, Alexandra Hills Dental will ask you questions about your medical and dental history. This will include medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking. Your Dentist will also take an X-Ray and examine your teeth beneath the surface of your gum line.

The X-Ray images will help show your teeth relationship to one another, especially your wisdom teeth. This imaging test will also help our dental staff determine the relationship between your jawbone, teeth, sinuses, and other important areas.

The X-Ray can also help us determine problems with your lower jaw, lip, teeth and chin in relationship to a regional nerve. It is also a way for us to confirm that you do not have gum disease.

Special Instructions Before Teeth Pulling

If you have a cough or other cold symptoms, the dentist might delay the extraction for a while. You are strongly advised not to smoke while you are in the process of healing as it can increase dry socket occurrences, which can be painful!

The Tooth Extraction Process

We will make you as comfortable as possible and help you overcome your fears before we extract a tooth from you. To make this a painless process, we administer a local anaesthetic solution. The extraction procedure is very fast than what most people would expect.

The Extraction Recovery Period

Alexandra Hills Dental will make sure you understand what to expect after your tooth extraction. We will advise you to not put pressure on the area where the tooth was pulled. We also recommend that you only eat soft foods. Other tips we would provide to you is to avoid brushing, spitting, flossing and rinsing as much as you are able for about 24 hours.

We will provide you with additional instructions once you contact us about having a tooth pulled. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions about dental extractions.

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Call us 07 3824 4488 for a gentle tooth extraction.

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