Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Miranda

Your Dentist Miranda performs tooth extractions for several reasons. The problem may be a painful wisdom tooth or a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay.

In some cases, a dentist will remove a tooth to make space for dental prosthetics or braces Miranda.

Tooth extraction is the removal/pulling of a tooth due to several reasons.

Here are some of them:

Types of Tooth Extraction in Miranda

Your tooth extraction can be simple or surgical, depending on whether your tooth is visible or impacted.

Simple extraction (for visible tooth)

You will receive a local anaesthetic, which numbs the area around your tooth, so you’ll feel only pressure, and not pain, during the procedure.

The dentist then uses an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it.

Surgical extraction (for impacted tooth)

You will likely receive both local anaesthesia and intravenous anaesthesia, the latter of which makes you calm and relaxed.

You may also receive general anaesthesia, depending on any medical conditions. With general anaesthesia, you will remain unconscious during the procedure.

The general dentist or oral surgeon will make a small incision. They may need to remove bone around your tooth or cut your tooth before it can be extracted.

After-Care

After any tooth extraction procedure, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for oral care, including the following:

Eat soft foods: Stick primarily to liquids until any anaesthesia wears off and have a soft diet for the first few days after tooth extraction.

Take care of your teeth: Do not brush the teeth next to the extraction site immediately after the procedure but brush the rest of your teeth. Two days after a tooth extraction, you can return to your usual oral care routine.

Take pain medication only as prescribed by your dentist

Swelling and pain are normal after a tooth is removed

To help reduce swelling and pain:

Tooth Extractions in Miranda

Talk to your Miranda dentist if a tooth extraction is the best option for you.

While a tooth extraction can solve one dental problem (tooth decay, trauma), there might be other ways to save your tooth like a root canal treatment.

Tooth Extractions in Miranda

For more information on tooth extractions in Miranda, call us on +61 2 9531 1312 or booking your appointment online.

We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In almost every case, saving a tooth is preferable. A root canal will never be 100% clean, but having multiple teeth pulled can harbour larger issues.
During the extraction procedure, you should feel nothing more than pressure. Any pain should be immediately informed to the dentist performing the extraction.
There are a few situations where this may be a dental emergency. One is extensive bleeding in your mouth that is not caused by brushing your teeth. Another is, if an abscess appears, it could be a dangerous sign.