At Brisbane Dental clinic our goal is to help you keep your own teeth for as long as possible. A tooth extraction is standard procedure in most cases. They can in certain cases become surgical extractions and increase in difficulty. All extraction are completed using local anaesthetic.
Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth suffers such severe trauma or damage that it cannot remain in the mouth. In this case, we have the experience necessary to perform extraction procedures on troubled teeth. As often as possible, Brisbane Dental Clinic will work to avoid an extraction scenario; we view these procedures as a “last resort” procedure. We believe it’s important to preserve your natural set of teeth whenever possible. Unless of course our patient is adamant on the extraction and has already made their mind up they want the tooth extracted.
A severe sports injury, highly advanced decay, and the progress of periodontal disease can all require “pulling” a tooth. In other cases, extractions aren’t necessary due to decay, but simply due to chronic pain. Pain is quite common with wisdom teeth, for example. In all cases, your comfort during the procedure remains our highest priority.
After the extraction the dentist will pack gauze into the area to prevent bleeding a clot will form in the socket. Stitches may be used if needed. Patients must remember not to exert themselves too much for the next day or two. Each patient at Brisbane dental clinic will receive a care instruction form to follow, this will aid with the fastest possible recovery.