A dental extraction is when a tooth is pulled from the mouth and can occur for a number of reasons.
A problematic tooth may need to be removed to ensure the rest of the mouth can continue its natural, healthy function. Adult teeth are supposed to last you for your entire life. Usually, this isn’t the case.
Some of the main reasons why an extraction may need to occur are:
- Wisdom teeth
- Gum disease
- Denture preparation
- Overcrowded teeth
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- Damaged tooth structure
Tooth extraction pain
With the only small discomfort potentially coming from the anaesthetic needle the procedure itself is virtually pain-free. Here’s what you can expect next:
1) Your dentist will apply pressure to remove the tooth.
2) If necessary, stitches will be used to facilitate the healing process.
3) We will provide you with instructions to follow at home. It is normal to experience swelling and tenderness around the affected area in the days following the surgery as the body begins the healing process.
What painkillers can I use after dental extraction?
During this time, your dentist may prescribe pain-relief medication and suggest a diet of soft, nutritious foods to ensure your comfort.
One of the more common procedures for teeth extraction involve removing the teeth at the very back of your mouth, called ‘wisdom teeth.’
If you think your wisdom teeth might be a problem, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team at Complete Dental Coorparoo in Brisbane CBD – They can help you with any questions or concerns you might have, or to book an appointment.