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Tooth Extractions in Kellyville Ridge

Closeup young woman with tooth acheTooth extraction is a procedure performed by general dentists and oral surgeons.

In some cases, removing a tooth completely from its spot in the jawbone may be necessary to preserve or improve your dental health.

Common reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • Orthodontic correction: Preparation for braces and retainers often involves pulling one tooth or a few teeth. Orthodontic treatments aim to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your mouth.
  • Save space: Wisdom teeth are usually extracted if there is no room for them in the mouth, or if they are infected or impacted.
  • Damage or tooth decay: Tooth extraction may be the only option if a tooth is decayed or damaged to be repaired with fillings or crown.
  • Risk of infection: Pulling teeth may be required if radiation or chemotherapy to the head and/or neck causes dental infection.

If you need a tooth extraction, Dr Amrita Rana (Dentist) will first numb the area to minimise any discomfort. Once your tooth is removed, your dentist will advise you of any after-care measures. Generally, a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will gradually fill in the space where the tooth root was by the formation of a blood clot.

After-Care for Patients

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

  • Eating soft foods: Follow a soft diet until any anaesthesia wears off, and then limit your diet for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Taking care of your teeth: Don’t brush the teeth near the area of tooth extraction within 24 hours of extraction, but clean the rest of your teeth. Get back to your normal 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 an ice bag or a cold cloth to the affected area and call your dentist right away. Ask your dentist about the pain relievers you can take.
Remember, when having an extraction, modern treatments and follow-up care are there for your benefit and comfort.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are proven helpful to those who have problems with crowding, decay, and damage.

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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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