Dental Problems Tooth
Extraction Can Address
Severe toothaches can be caused by several factors, including decay, gum disease, and infection, where the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. If you're experiencing a severe toothache, it's important to see a dentist immediately to determine the cause of the pain and recommend a course of action.
Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists
You don’t want just any dentist extracting your tooth – you want one who is experienced and gentle. That’s why we at Dentalcare of Forrestfield offer painless tooth extractions. We know that the thought of an extraction can be daunting, but our dentists will ensure the process is as painless as possible. You’ll be in good hands with us.
State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and facilities to provide you with optimum dental care. From our comfortable waiting room to our private treatment rooms, we offer a relaxing and stress-free environment for all our patients.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
Dentalcare of Forrestfield accepts all major health fund providers and offers a variety of payment plan options to make it easy for you to get the dental care you need. As an added convenience, we accept the most popular payment plans to make dental care affordable for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions About
When it comes to tooth extraction, there are a few things that our team looks at to determine if a patient is a good candidate.
- Status of the tooth.
Extraction may be necessary if the tooth is severely decayed or has broken off at the gum line and can no longer be restored.
- Position of the tooth.
With an x-ray, the tooth will be examined to see if it can be removed with an extraction or if surgery is needed.
- Overall health of the patient.
If the patient has a medical condition that can complicate the condition, your dentist will determine a treatment plan that would be safe for the patient.
These factors will be considered before making a recommendation for or against extraction.
Yes, getting a tooth pulled can hurt. The good news is that with today’s modern dental techniques and pain medications, most people report only minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
Of course, everyone is different, and some may experience more pain than others. The type of tooth being extracted also plays a role in determining how much discomfort you may feel.
Generally speaking, wisdom teeth and molars tend to be the most difficult to remove, while incisors and canine teeth are typically easier. In any case, your dentist will work quickly and carefully to minimize your discomfort.
After having a tooth extracted, it’s important to take care of the area to prevent infection and promote healing. Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow after tooth extraction:
- Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water starting the day after the extraction. Do this several times a day for the next few days.
- Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can reduce the pain you’ll feel after the procedure.
- Apply an ice pack to your cheek for 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling. It’s the swelling that causes pain. Reducing it will reduce your discomfort greatly.
- Eat soft foods for a few days while your mouth heals. Broth, soup, mashed potatoes, and yogurt are all good options. Avoid crunchy, hard, or chewy foods that could irritate the extraction site.
- Smoking can delay healing and increase the risk of infection. Smoking tobacco products should be avoided until you have completely healed.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours after the extraction, as this could dislodge the blood clot protecting the site.
- Don’t rinse vigorously or brush near the extraction site for at least 24 hours. These could also dislodge the blood clot.
- Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after the extraction, as it can slow down healing.
The time it takes to remove a tooth will depend on a few factors.
- Type of tooth.
Molars are larger and have more roots than incisors, so they will take longer to remove.
- Location of the tooth.
Teeth that are fully erupted can be removed relatively quickly, while those still covered by gums or bones will take longer to remove.
- Status of the tooth.
If the tooth is badly broken down and brittle, it is prone to fracturing during extraction. When this happens, the procedure may take a longer time. If the tooth is already moving due to bone loss from gum disease, its removal is quicker.
- Number of teeth to be removed.
A single tooth can be extracted in less than 15 minutes, while multiple teeth may take 30 minutes to an hour.
Many people are unsure whether or not their health fund will cover the cost of tooth extraction. The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of health insurance you have and the reason for the extraction.
Most basic plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of extraction, but more comprehensive plans may cover the entire procedure. If you have an extraction due to an accident or injury, your health insurance should cover the entire cost. However, if you have an elective procedure, such as wisdom teeth removal, you may need to pay a portion of the out-of-pocket cost.
To be sure, it is always advisable to check with your health insurer ahead of time to see what is covered.