At Yes Dental, our Rouse Hill dental team does everything it can to help you preserve your natural smile. But when teeth are severely damaged or causing intense pain, a dental extraction may be recommended.
Are you planning on full mouth rejuvenation with dental implants or being fitted for full dentures because of missing teeth? If any teeth are still present, they will need to be removed.
Typically, these extractions involve teeth with advanced gum disease, bone loss, and tooth decay, putting them at high risk. By removing them and allowing your mouth to heal, you’ll be able to proceed with your tooth replacement plan.
Most dental extractions are fairly straightforward procedures. Yes Dental will provide you with special home care instructions to ensure a timely recovery. You’ll want to take the rest of the day off and avoid any strenuous activity or hard, hot foods. Tobacco products and alcohol should also be avoided for several days.
We recommend taking anti-inflammatory pain reliever as directed to prevent discomfort. For the first day, you can also apply a cold compress to the side of your mouth on and off every 20 minutes or so.
Typically, the most common reasons to remove a tooth include scenarios like:
Normally we recommend using a therapeutic restoration to save your tooth. Such as a root canal, crown, or even gum disease therapy. But if a tooth cannot be restored, the only option that’s left is to remove it before it compromises adjacent teeth.
Any time a tooth is removed, it creates excess space in your bite. Over time, the extra room can cause your surrounding teeth to begin tilting out of place. Even your opposing tooth may drift out of the socket, looking for a biting partner.
To avoid changes in tooth alignment, we recommend replacing your tooth as quickly as possible. Your Rouse Hill Dentist at Yes Dental offers various tooth replacement treatments, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
A typical dental extraction can usually be completed with a small amount of numbing medication. But if you prefer to feel like you’re napping, Yes Dental also offers in-house sedation dentistry. With sedation, you can typically tune everything out and catch up on multiple procedures at one time.
When you’re in pain or experience trauma to your mouth, the fastest relief may come in the form of an emergency extraction. Most emergency tooth removals are performed on the same day to get you out of pain or prevent additional injury.
If another option is available—such as a root canal or crown—we will discuss those with you so that you can select the one that’s best for you.
Contact Yes Dental in Rouse Hill to reserve your next appointment.