A dental extraction refers to the process of tooth removal or tooth “pulling”. We know how hard it is to say goodbye. During your orthodontic consultation with us, we will assess whether there is any way to save the tooth before making the final decision for tooth removal.
Why do I need an extraction?
Extractions are usually a last resort when a tooth is deemed irreparable. This could mean that the tooth is either too damaged by decay or the tooth support has been destroyed by gum disease.
Sometimes extractions are needed in order to straighten teeth during braces treatment. Book a consultation with us today to find out whether you need an extraction.
What is the extraction process like?
Your comfort is important to us. Before the extraction, our dentist will calmly walk you through the procedure. To make your experience as painless as possible, we begin by placing a layer of numbing cream on your gums before applying an anaesthetic solution. Once your tooth and gums are completely numb, our dentist will proceed to carefully and skillfully loosen the tooth
and remove it.
What is the follow-up care after my tooth extraction?
Post-extraction care is very important. We strive to minimize your discomfort by providing you with adequate pain medication. The gauze pack placed over the wound should be replaced as required to control bleeding. We would advise soft diet or chewing on the other side of the mouth for the following 5 days.