Dental Extraction

Book a Dental Extraction in Springvale

Sometimes, when you’ve tried all other avenues, a tooth can be beyond saving and needs to be extracted. It might be too infected, or there may not be enough tooth left for a filling to hold in place. Dental extraction is often considered the last resort, but when it’s the only option left, you want it to be performed by an experienced dental team. Springvale Dental Smiles provides tooth extraction in Springvale for everything from decayed and damaged teeth through to wisdom teeth. We understand that the thought of tooth extraction can be intimidating for some, which is why we aim to create a comfortable environment for all who require this treatment.

What Does Dental Extraction Involve?

Dental extraction is the process of removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. The dentist will take a series of x-rays to determine the best approach for extraction. There are two types: simple and surgical. A simple dental extraction requires the dentist to loosen the tooth before removing it with forceps, while a surgical extraction is a more advanced process that requires the oral surgeon to make an incision in the gum before cutting away some of the bone and removing the tooth in sections. Surgical extractions are commonly performed on teeth that are harder to access or impacted, such as wisdom teeth.

Will I Be Awake During the Procedure?

Simple extractions are performed by a specialist under local anaesthetic, with nervous patients able to receive sedation to help them relax. Surgical extractions can also be performed under local anaesthetic with extra IV anaesthesia. In some situations, a general anaesthetic may be necessary, for example if the procedure is considered difficult, if the patient has particular medical or behavioural conditions, or if the patient is a young child.

When Will I Need a Dental Extraction?

A tooth extraction in Springvale becomes necessary when all other avenues for saving a damaged or decaying tooth have been exhausted. Other possible reasons include:

  • Patients about to get braces may need dental extraction in order to make room for the remaining teeth to correctly straighten into place
  • Baby teeth that haven’t yet fallen out and are otherwise blocking adult teeth from emerging
  • Third molars, better known as wisdom teeth, may need to be removed before they break through completely and begin to push the existing teeth out of alignment
  • People on cancer treatment may experience teeth infection as the drugs weaken their immunity system, therefore requiring those teeth to be removed

Where Are Teeth Extractions Performed?

Springvale Dental Smiles provides dental extractions for local residents in Springvale as well as nearby suburbs, including:

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Tooth Pain Today

With the effective dental extraction services available from Springvale Dental Smiles, you no longer have to suffer the jarring pain of toothache when you least expect it. Whether you need wisdom teeth extracted or you have a decayed or damaged tooth that needs to be removed, book an appointment with us either by phone or online.