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Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extractions Norlane Geelong

An extraction means having a tooth pulled out, usually because of disease, trauma, or overcrowding.

Some of the common reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • Braces: Preparation for braces and retainers often involves pulling one tooth or a few teeth.
  • Save space: Wisdom teeth are often extracted if there is no room for them in the mouth, or if they become impacted or infected.
  • Damage or tooth decay: Tooth extraction may be the only choice if a tooth is severely decayed or too damaged to be repaired with fillings or crown.
  • Radiation or chemotherapy patients: Pulling teeth may be necessary if radiation or chemotherapy to the head and neck causes teeth to become infected.

If you need tooth removal, your Norlane dentist will first numb the area to minimise any discomfort.

Once done, your dentist will advise you of any after-care measures. Typically, a small amount of bleeding is normal.

Your mouth will gradually fill the space where the tooth root was by the formation of a blood clot.

Tooth Extraction Healing and Recovery

After tooth extraction, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for after-care, including the following:

Eat soft foods: Consume a soft diet until any anaesthesia wears off, and then limit your diet for the first few days after the procedure.

Take care of your teeth: Don’t brush your teeth immediately next to the area of tooth extraction within 24 hours, but brush the rest of your teeth. Get back to a good oral care practice after two days.

For the first few days, if you must, rinse your mouth gently.

If you experience redness and swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag against the affected area and call your dentist immediately. Ask your dentist about pain relievers.

You can still brush and floss the other teeth like you always do. But don’t brush the teeth next to where the tooth was extracted.

Remember, when having an extraction, today’s modern treatments and follow-up care are there for your benefit and comfort.

Tooth Extractions in Norlane Geelong

Tooth extractions performed at Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants are easy, safe, and beneficial to our patients. They are proven helpful to those who have problems with crowding, decay, and damage.

Tooth Extractions in Norlane Geelong

For more information about tooth extractions in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a tooth extracted?

Your dentist will be able to tell you if you need a tooth or teeth removed.

In many cases, whether or not you need a tooth extraction, there are benefits and disadvantages to your choices. Your dentist should be able to discuss them with you.

Are tooth extractions painful?

Today’s anaesthetics are so effective that our patients frequently tell us how easy the procedure was for them.

How long does it take for a tooth extraction site to close?

While closure of the extraction site occurs after a few weeks, healing often takes a few months to complete. Keeping the extraction site clean speeds up healing.

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