Extractions and Wisdom
Extractions and Wisdom Tooth Removal at East Adelaide Dental Studio
In most cases, we want to help you preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, there come times when a badly damaged or infected tooth cannot be restored. When that’s the case, it’s usually best to have it extracted.
Should I Pull My Tooth?
Some of the most common reasons why we recommend dental extractions involve teeth with:
- Large, deep cavities
- Cracked roots
- Severe pain
- Impactions or orthodontic concerns
- Traumatic injuries
Why do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?
As the last set of molars to come in, wisdom teeth usually develop between the teens and early 20s. If we see that they’re starting to push against neighbouring teeth (leading to crowding or pain), causing facial swelling or will only erupt partially due to space concerns, surgical extraction is advised.
Your Exam and Consultation
When we have all of the information we need, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about the best choice for your smile’s health.
Keeping You Comfortable
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas sedation) is one of the most popular types of analgesic. You’ll be fully conscious yet feel more lighthearted and less sensitive to any stimuli. Valium can be prescribed if you feel generally anxious or have dental phobia. For more involved cases — or if you prefer to feel more like you’re napping — IV sedation is available.