Tooth removal or extraction is sometimes necessary in order to reduce pain, avoid future health problems, or make space for a specific orthodontic treatment. While teeth are only removed in the case of extensive damage, decay, overcrowding, or infection, removing wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure. Here at Tarneit Dental Care, we provide safe and effective extraction procedures with minimal impact to other teeth and parts of your mouth.
What’s involved in a tooth extraction?
The process of removing a tooth varies greatly depending on the individual tooth and reason for removal. While some teeth can be pulled out in a relatively simple procedure with local anaesthetic, others may require incisions to the mouth or the services of a dedicated oral surgeon. If a general anaesthetic is required, additional risks and expenses may be involved. Before recommending an extraction procedure, we will conduct a detailed examination of your mouth and provide you with options for your specific condition.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, sometimes referred to as third molars, are the molars at the very back of your mouth that often erupt between the ages of 17 and 20. While wisdom teeth can erupt without causing problems, they are associated with a wide range of oral health and dental problems. For example, overcrowding is common due to the late arrival of wisdom teeth, with gum disease, decay, and impaction also common when the teeth don’t align with the natural jawline. Depending on the size of the teeth and the age of the patient, removing wisdom teeth may require sedation and referral to an oral surgeon.
Residents from all across Melbourne including suburbs Point Cook, Caroline Springs, Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Tarneit, Williams Landing, Werribee, Wyndham Vale & more, can contact us for qualified and affordable dental services.