Here at 321 Family Dental, our dentists will only recommend tooth extraction in Melbourne as the last resort after we’ve exhausted all other treatment possibilities. However, if you find yourself in a situation that requires tooth extraction, it is our commitment to you to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
When Do We Recommend a Tooth Extraction?
Removing a tooth becomes necessary when it is fractured, infected, or decayed beyond what root canal treatment or a crown can restore. When your tooth is at this point, we need to remove it in order to protect your neighboring teeth as well as your dental health.
Our dentists might also recommend tooth extraction in these situations:
- Wisdom teeth
- Preparing for dentures
- For orthodontic treatment for overcrowded teeth
Why Extracting Wisdom Teeth Is Necessary
Wisdom teeth are your last set of molars to arrive behind your second molars. They typically come in around the ages of 17 to 25.
There are actually a few reasons that extracting wisdom teeth becomes important. Most people don’t have enough room in their mouths to support wisdom teeth, which can lead to crowding or movement of your teeth.
Because of their position far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth can be hard to brush and floss properly. If you can’t keep them clean, your risk of developing problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities increases.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth remain stuck below the gum line and are impacted. This can result in an infection, so it’s best to remove impacted wisdom teeth.
Comfortable Tooth Extractions
Your comfort during your tooth extraction procedure is of utmost importance to Dr. Joel and Dr. Mark. We use an effective dental anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure.
We also offer nitrous oxide for patients who need deeper relaxation during their procedure. Nitrous can help you feel more at ease during your tooth extraction and quickly leaves your system when your treatment is done.
Our dentists are compassionate, gentle, and highly experienced at performing comfortable tooth extractions for our patients. Our team is here to support you before, during, and after the procedure to ensure you recover comfortably at home.
If we’re removing a tooth that is not a wisdom tooth, Dr. Joel and Dr. Mark will discuss options for tooth replacement that will help you restore your smile. Losing a tooth can result in bone loss and movement of your healthy teeth over time if you don’t replace it.
Some tooth replacement options we offer are:
- Dental bridges
- Full and partial dentures
- Dental implants
Contact 321 Family Dental for More Information on Tooth Extractions
If you need to have a tooth removed, don’t delay your treatment. Contact our Melbourne dental office today for more information on how we can help you.