As much as we like to save teeth, sometimes saving a tooth is not possible.
If a tooth is broken or damaged we will try to restore with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. When there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted.
Some reasons for extracting teeth may include:
- Trauma which has rendered a tooth un-restorable.
- Extensive decay that has led to extensive tooth loss and compromised the integrity of a tooth.
- Wisdom teeth that cause discomfort and are unlikely to come into full function and be used for chewing.
- Occasionally for orthodontic reasons, to help align teeth.
- An infected tooth that is unable to be fixed by root canal therapy.
Prior to removing the tooth, we will discuss with you the options for tooth replacement. These include: dental implants, bridges or partial dentures. We will discuss these options thoroughly with you so that you can make a decision that is best for you. There also may be something we can do immediately to replace the tooth as not to leave you with a ‘gap’ in suitable cases.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge into the mouth, usually between the ages of 16 to 25 years. Most individuals do not have enough room in their mouth to allow the wisdom teeth to come through into proper function.
Often, they can be impacted (unable to come through into full function) and can cause significant pain, swelling, infection, jaw and facial pain. In these cases, wisdom teeth may require removal.
Rozelle Dental can help relieve the pain and treat impacted wisdom teeth.
With any extraction, simple or surgical, you can expect some discomfort afterwards. At Rozelle Dental we will go through detailed post-extraction instructions on what to expect after your surgery to aid with healing and reduce any discomfort. With all surgical procedures, we will organise a review appointment a week after your visit to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected.
To book an appointment or assessment for tooth removal, contact the team at Rozelle Dental today.