Camberwell Dental Extractions
A dental extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth from the mouth. Though it is a dentist’s priority to save teeth by providing solutions such as root canal treatment, crowns, and fillings; there are times where teeth cannot be saved. There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, including:
- Dental Extractions for Orthodontics
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction
- Broken Tooth Extraction
- Surgical Tooth Extraction
Dental Extractions for Orthodontics
If you are planning to get orthodontics, and have crowding teeth, your orthodontist may recommend some extractions. Removing some teeth creates space for the teeth to move into the new, desired position. Your orthodontist will usually give you a letter or referral if you need teeth removed prior to placing your braces.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Camberwell
Wisdom teeth can be quite troublesome, and for some people they might even grow sideways! When they develop in different directions and get stuck (impacted), they can usually cause problems. Some of these problems can include pain, swelling and even decay to the neighbouring teeth. Our dentists recommend to remove wisdom teeth if they are impacted to prevent any future problems, and can possibly remove them for you while in the chair. For more difficult extractions we can refer you to a specialist. Come in and have a consult to find out the right option for you.
Broken Tooth Extraction
If you have broken a tooth, and it is beyond repair, the dentist may opt to remove the tooth. Sometimes decay or fractures can be too extensive, and can be virtually impossible to repair using traditional fillings. Our dentists will be able to remove the tooth for you, and help you prevent any more breaks and/or decay with some oral health management.
Surgical Tooth Extraction in Camberwell
When an extraction becomes complex, it may turn into a surgical extraction. This is when the dentist will need to cut through the gum to retrieve the tooth. This could be because the tooth root is still inside the socket, or because the whole tooth may be still under the gums. Once the tooth is retrieved, the dentist will need to use sutures to close the socket where the tooth has been removed from. These sutures are specially designed to dissolve after a week or two. Surgical tooth extraction require more attention, so may be more costly than a simple extraction.
Healing, Recovery and Post-Extraction Care
The timeframe for healing and recovery is dependent on the type of dental extraction. Sometimes it is just a few days but where it is a surgical extraction, the timeframe may be longer as indicated. We can advise you during the consultation so you can plan for recovery time if any is needed at all. The sockets can begin to heal quite quickly if cared for according to our recommendations. It’s important to look after your health and be aware of eating habits after extractions.
Book an Appointment for Camberwell Tooth Extractions Today
If you would like to book an appointment for tooth extractions in Camberwell today, you can either give us a call or book an appointment online with us today, and we’ll connect you with one of our reliable qualified dentists.