When a tooth extraction becomes necessary, our compassionate and highly trained team at Nuvo Dental performs the procedure with skill and gentleness.
Why might a tooth extraction be needed?
We only recommend tooth extraction when it is truly necessary. There are several situations that may call for tooth removal:
- Severe tooth decay or damage beyond repair
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Impacted or infected wisdom tooth
Is the procedure painful?
Prior to the treatment, we always apply an anaesthetic to numb the area being treated, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
What occurs during the extraction?
The treatment process will vary depending on whether it is a simple or surgical extraction.
What is a simple extraction?
A simple extraction is performed when the tooth being removed is undamaged and not impacted. With the use of a local anaesthetic, we gently remove the tooth using forceps.
What is a surgical extraction?
Surgical extractions are performed in more complex cases. This may involve broken teeth or teeth that are hidden below the gum line. In such cases, we may refer you to a specialist for a surgical extraction.
What should I expect after the extraction?
We will provide you with detailed after-care instructions before you leave our practice. It is advisable to avoid hot and cold drinks until the anaesthesia wears off. Some pain at the extraction site is normal after the anaesthesia subsides, and over-the-counter painkillers can help manage it.
Will I need to replace the extracted tooth?
The need for tooth replacement depends on the reason for the extraction. If deemed suitable, we can discuss various tooth replacement options available at Nuvo Dental, such as bridges, dentures, and implants, to address the missing or extracted tooth.