There could be a number of reasons that you would need to have a tooth removed at Glenside Dental Clinic. In certain cases young adults may need their wisdom teeth taken out, and depending on how they have grown will determine how complicated that surgery will be. But there are other instances of simply needing to have a tooth pulled. For example, an injury that has cracked the tooth all the way down may result in that tooth’s removal or a rotten and decayed tooth that has been ignored for too long can't always be fixed with a root canal and has to be taken out. Whatever the reason you need to have a tooth extracted by a general dentist in Glenside, we will ensure that the procedure is done as painlessly as possible and we want to make sure that you have nothing to fear when coming in for this type of treatment.
Normal tooth extraction
For whatever reason you may need one of your teeth extracted at the general dentist in Glenside, the procedure is usually the same:
First, we will numb the area that needs to be worked on so that you do not feel any pain, this is done with a local anaesthetic which is injected into your jaw to block the nerves to the side of the face. Once the area is completely numb we will begin to work at pulling the tooth out. Sometimes the tooth may come out in various pieces and this is sometimes quicker as the pieces come out more easily. Then we will sterilise and treat the hole left where the tooth used to be. In the case of a decayed tooth, we may investigate the surrounding teeth to be sure that they are not affected.
Replacing the missing tooth
Having a missing tooth may be embarrassing and can make biting and eating quite difficult. Once your tooth is removed we will discuss your options for replacing it. We can offer dental implants or crowns and bridges to replace your missing tooth. All options will leave you with a convincing tooth replica that matches all your other teeth, thus restoring the look of your smile and the function of your bite.
Wisdom teeth extraction
We do not typically need our wisdom teeth, these are the teeth that grow in the back of the mouth in young adults and are often easily removed if they cut through the gums naturally. However, there are some cases where the wisdom teeth may be impacted, this is when they grow sideways instead of directly through the gum. This can sometimes cause headaches and even push the other teeth out of their correct position. If a wisdom tooth is growing incorrectly it needs to come out, most likely with a surgery at the general dentist in Glenside. This surgery can take place under sedation or general anaesthetic, depending on how impacted the teeth are. We will be able to tell beforehand with X-rays on what we are dealing with in order to offer you the best course of treatment possible for your problem. After wisdom teeth are removed healing is fairly quick and you will need to eat soft foods for a few days.
Disclaimer: All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.