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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Applecross

If your tooth is too damaged or decayed that it can’t be repaired with a tooth filling or crown, your Applecross dentist may decide to remove the tooth as a last resort.

When your tooth can’t be fixed, tooth removal may be the best option for you. However, your Applecross dentist will talk through your options with you during your consultation.

If you need a tooth extracted, please contact Epsom Dental Care Applecross and schedule an appointment.

The Tooth Extraction Process

If you need an extraction, your Applecross dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will recommend a post-extraction routine you should follow.

In most cases, minimal bleeding is normal. Your mouth will gradually fill in the bone through the formation of a blood clot.

Post-Extraction Recovery 

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Here are some tips to follow to make a recovery faster and easier:

  • Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
  • Do not smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours.
  • Follow the diet your dentist recommends.

For the first few days following the extraction procedure, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If there is swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call your dentist right away.

Ask your Applecross dentist about any pain medication you can take. Brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But do not clean the teeth next to where the tooth was extracted.

Remember, when having a tooth extracted, today’s modern procedures and follow up care are there for your benefit and comfort.

Tooth Extractions in Applecross

Talk to your Applecross dentist if a tooth extraction is the best option for you.

While a tooth extraction can solve one dental problem, there might be other ways to save your tooth, like a root canal treatment.

To schedule your tooth extraction appointment in Applecross, please contact us today on (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions refer to the dental procedure of removing severely damaged or infected teeth from the mouth. The tooth root is removed from the alveolar bone along with the crown and the rest of the tooth during tooth extractions.

Do teeth extractions hurt?

During a tooth extraction procedure, sedation is administered to make them feel relaxed and comfortable. Also, many teeth to be extracted have nerves that are dead or dying. This means the affected tooth may not be able to send pain signals out.

What is the difference between tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal?

More often than not, wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure. This is because wisdom teeth are typically pulled while still under the gum line and are causing problems. Wisdom tooth removal is a lengthier process, and we recommend taking a few days to heal.

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