It’s fair to say that most of us, given the choice, would probably avoid a tooth extraction wherever possible. However, if our teeth become impacted, or if certain other problems with our teeth emerge, then having a tooth extraction is often the best option to avoid having intense pain and to help minimise the possibility of other, severe dental problems from emerging.
If you do feel that you have intense pain in your teeth, then it is time to consult a general dentist in Glenside. A general dentist in Glenside will be able to assess your condition, and has expertise to remove a tooth professionally, with minimal chance of any more complications developing.
If you are looking for a general dentist in Glenside to perform a tooth extraction, or to perform a range of different general dental procedures then a good option would be to go to the Glenside Dental Clinic.
At Glenside Dental Clinic, we are committed to giving you a comfortable and welcoming experience, no matter which treatment you want or need, be it general, preventive or cosmetic.
Our team of dentists have all been trained to a very high standard, to ensure that we can deliver quality dentistry to you.
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
There are a few reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted, and it can be useful to know about them.
One reason that often leads to a tooth being extracted is that the tooth has severe tooth decay, leading to a bacterial infection. In this case, the tooth may need to be removed to prevent the infection from spreading to the rest of your mouth.
Furthermore, if you have a tooth that is impacted - this meaning any tooth that is being blocked from fully coming out by the gums, then a tooth extraction may once again be recommended by your dentist to prevent it coming through and damaging your gums and/or other teeth.
It may also be necessary to have a tooth extraction if you’ve had an accident which has affected your teeth as well.
What happens during a tooth extraction?
In most cases, it will be necessary for the dentist to take an x-ray of your teeth before the start of any tooth extraction procedure.
You will be given a local anaesthetic relative to the severity of the problem with your teeth. There are also sedation options available if you are feeling anxious before the start of the procedure.
Because of the specific tools that the general dentist in Glenside will have at their disposal, along with the sterile environment, there should hopefully be minimal downtime after the procedure, and many people find that their recovery is quicker than they expected. If you are having a tooth extraction due to tooth decay having led to an infection, then you may receive antibiotics to further reduce the risk of infection after treatment as well. Overall, the tooth extraction should lead to reduced pain levels, and generally better oral health.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.