If your wisdom teeth are causing problems or you have badly damaged or decayed teeth, it may be necessary to get teeth extraction or teeth removal to stop the problem from getting worse. This can be done in a number of ways that limit the pain felt while protecting the affected area from infection.
Wisdom teeth are also called third molars and are the last teeth to come through the back of the gums. Often there can be little space for this to happen, which creates wedging and pain. Some wisdom teeth stay buried, but others can cause damage and create complications in the mouth. Teeth extraction is a common treatment and can be done either by our professional dentists or referred to a specialist for more complex procedures.
Price: $280+ depending on whether a specialist is required
Benefits of Extractions
- Teeth extraction prevents the affected area from spreading infection and disease to other parts of the mouth. This can improve overall dental health and reduce associated pain.
- Removing damaged or badly decaying teeth stops your ongoing pain in the mouth, making it easier to chew, swallow food and smile.
- Teeth removal can significantly improve your smile and boost your confidence when replaced with dentures or other teeth substitutes. Our specialist dental team can recommend a quality replacement for your mouth if required.
Our Procedure for Dental Extractions
- These procedures start with an x-ray of the mouth to identify the best way to remove the impacted teeth. This shows the dentist how teeth sit relative to others and connections to important nerves located in the jaw.
- Local anaesthetics and antibiotics can be given to patients to ease pain and make the procedure more comfortable.
- For simple extractions where the teeth are visible in the mouth, our specialist dentists begin by loosening the tooth using an ‘elevator’ tool.
- The dentist then applies an instrument called forceps to remove the tooth completely.
- For more complex procedures, full dental surgery may be required. A dentist can perform some of these treatments or refer you to an oral surgeon in complex situations. Dental surgery may involve small incisions in the gums or removing bone to access and remove the impacted teeth.
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