When all other treatment options have been discussed, having a tooth extracted may be the best choice of treatment for you. If this is what your friendly Team Dental dentist recommends, don’t stress! Although tooth removal sounds scary, don’t worry - we will make sure it is an easy experience for you.
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Although we like to do what we can to keep your natural teeth in your mouth, there are some cases when it’s best to remove a tooth.
Tooth extraction can be required for a multitude of reasons. These include a crowded mouth, wisdom tooth removal, and an infection (or a significant risk of infection). When you have a crowded mouth, your teeth may be too large for your gums (or maybe your gums are too small to fit all your teeth). In a crowded mouth, you might have a tooth wanting to break through the gum without enough space. This often happens when your wisdom teeth come through. If you don’t have enough space, you will need a wisdom tooth removal. The tooth extraction will create space and stop your teeth from pushing each other around in your mouth and causing more issues in your daily life.
When you have significant decay to a tooth, sometimes you can’t heal the infection even with a root canal or antibiotics. When this happens, although it seems scary, it is best to remove the tooth and save yourself from bigger problems for yourself down the line.
Don’t worry, a tooth extraction doesn’t need to be a painful or scary experience. At Team Dental we can comfortably numb the tooth using local anaesthetic and even before administering this, we can use a numbing paste on your gum. With the numbing paste, you’ll hardly even feel the local anaesthetic is applied. We like to make sure you feel comfortable throughout the process, and if at any time you are having problems, just let your dentist know.
Most decayed or infected teeth can be removed without any trouble. When complications do arise a tooth may need to be surgically removed. This procedure can be performed safely within the Team Dental practice and may involve sectioning of the tooth and/or bone removal. When this happens, your dentist may need to suture the site afterward.
Our extraction fee varies depending on the position of the tooth and the degree of difficulty, but phone your nearest Team Dental office to make an appointment and receive a quote.
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