Painless teeth removal near Keysborough
Everybody will want to their original teeth to last a whole life. But sometimes, it might be better to opt for an extraction, to safeguard overall dental health. Tooth extraction entails removal of a single tooth or even a set of teeth, from their sockets. The prospective fear of painful teeth removal is one of the biggest reasons why there is so much unwarranted fear about visiting a dentist. There are many who would go to any lengths to avoid a dental visit, just because of this extreme fear. But then again, you must know that all good dentists will go to great lengths to save a tooth and avoid an extraction. Having said that, there are certain situations in which teeth removal is just a better option.
What are the reasons that necessitate a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is primarily done in situations where the tooth cannot be saved. For instance, if a tooth has suffered a fracture or an infection, our dentists will try to restore its form and functionality with a filling or a crown. Only when this is not possible, is extraction considered.
Another reason for extractions would be if the tooth is posing some kind of hindrance. Like in the case of a baby tooth which is obstructing the eruption of the adult tooth, or a wisdom tooth that is growing at an incline into the jaw, or even an additional tooth which might lead to decay over the longer term.
Some of the most common causes for teeth removal in Keysborough clinics are:
1. Severe tooth disease
Excessive decay or periodontal disease in the tooth or gums can damage the tooth and render it dead. It can also spread infection in the surrounding teeth. In such cases, it is best to remove the tooth if it is beyond restoration, to contain the infection and its spread.
If there is an accident or injury to the teeth, and if the teeth are damaged beyond repair, then it might be a good idea to extract and replace them with dental implants and crowns, which will fill in for your teeth, and also restore a degree of functionality.
3. Crowded teeth
If there are too many teeth for the available jaw space, then it could result in dental crowding, and misalignment of the teeth with jaws. Not only does this look aesthetically unappealing, but it can also become a thriving ground for dental decay. In such cases, teeth removal is a better option. Some orthodontic treatments might also need teeth to be extracted to make way for newly aligned teeth.
What you can expect during the tooth removal procedure?
Prior to the procedure, our dentists will usually take your detailed medical and dental history, along with an X-ray to best plan the extraction. The X-ray will give them an accurate idea about the size, shape and length of the tooth in question, as well as its position with respect to surrounding nerves, teeth and bone structure.
Depending upon the complexity and patient sensitivity to pain, local anaesthesia might be used to numb the area, and avoid pain during the procedure. Once the effect sets in, the tooth is loosened with the help of dental tools, and pulled out using forceps. If it is difficult to remove it in one go, then our dentist might remove it in parts. At all times, we take care to ensure that our patients are comfortable.
If you are looking for gentle teeth removal near Keysborough, then you can book an appointment with us via our website.