Oral complications like crowded teeth, dental trauma, or gum disease sometimes call for tooth extraction. While these operations vary from patient to patient, the procedure itself seems direct and straightforward: to remove orally damaging teeth.

If you need tooth or teeth removal in Springvale, VIC, trust none other than our dental and orthodontic professionals at Springvale Dental Smiles. We offer quality dental solutions to all types of patients—from rowdy, noisy children to anxious first-time patients.

How does someone tell if they need to have a dentist pull a tooth?

Never delay getting a tooth extraction if you need one. To prevent the damage from spreading, be sure to see a dentist to address oral infections and diseases promptly. Otherwise, the issues might degenerate into something more severe, and the pain stemming from these complications will only worsen.

Call our office at Springvale Dental Smiles for a consultation about a possible tooth removal if you have any of these conditions causing your mouth discomfort:

  • Gum disease or infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Wisdom tooth or teeth impacted or growing in
  • Crowded teeth
  • Severe dental trauma (e.g., broken teeth)

Do tooth extractions hurt?

Getting teeth removed at Springvale Dental Smiles does not hurt! Our professionals have the training and equipment to make the process as comfortable for you as possible. In fact, we guarantee painless operations through quality dental anaesthesia—local or general.

After the procedure, we will recommend over-the-counter medication as necessary to help ease irritation from the extraction site. Our doctors can prescribe more potent medication to keep you pain-free If you experience more extreme or persistent discomfort after the procedure.

Of course, neither OTC nor prescription drugs can ever replace good oral hygiene. You’ll need to keep the extraction site clean, brush your teeth gently, only consume soft foods post-procedure, and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash that has received approval from our dental professionals.

Also, do not smoke for at least 24 hours following the tooth extraction. Tobacco can prevent the extraction site from healing and forming the blood clots it needs to heal.

What happens during tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions are generally safer than most people realize. They pose significantly less risk than other, more invasive dental treatment operations and surgeries.

Simple Extraction

For teeth that are clearly visible above the surface of the gums, we will perform a simple extraction. These procedures take relatively less time than surgical extractions, and the extraction sites generally heal faster. We can even remove multiple teeth in one session.

First, you will receive a gentle injection of local anaesthesia, making the area for extraction feel numb.

Then, we will loosen the tooth for extraction by raising the gingival tissue in the cervical region underneath it with a dental elevator.

After loosening the tooth a bit, we can then remove it using extraction forceps.

Surgical Extraction

On the other hand, if the tooth in question has not fully erupted yet (e.g., wisdom teeth removal), our oral surgeon will opt for a surgical extraction. For this procedure, we may choose to use general anaesthesia.

First, we will open the gum covering your tooth by making a small incision. Once the tooth is visible, we can proceed with the extraction.

We will either remove the tooth as a whole or break it into pieces, depending on the size and visibility of the tooth in question. Finally, we will close the incision with stitching.

Contact Our Gentle Dentists for Teeth Removal

If you or your child needs to have a tooth removal, whether for cosmetic or occlusal function purposes, be sure to call us Springvale Dental Smiles in Springvale, VIC, on (03) 9546 1127.