At Lifetime Dental Care, we understand that the news of needing a tooth extraction can be concerning.
Our dedicated team of dental professionals aims to prioritise the retention of your natural teeth whenever possible, as we believe it is usually the best option for your oral health. However, there are certain circumstances in which a tooth extraction may be necessary to ensure overall well-being.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
There are several reasons why a tooth may require extraction, including:
Extensive Damage: Teeth that have suffered extensive damage due to trauma or decay may not be salvageable through other dental treatments. In such cases, extraction may be necessary to prevent further oral health complications.
Severe Gum Disease: Advanced stages of gum disease can result in significant damage to the supporting structures of the teeth, including the surrounding bone. If the tooth becomes loose and cannot be saved, extraction may be the best course of action to prevent the spread of infection and further deterioration of oral health.
Non-Functional Teeth: Some teeth may have no functional purpose or may cause issues with your bite and chewing. In such cases, removing the tooth can help improve your overall oral function and restore balance to your bite.
Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often lack sufficient space in the jaw to erupt properly. They can become impacted, leading to pain, infection, and potential damage to adjacent teeth. Extracting wisdom teeth is a common procedure to alleviate these concerns.
At Lifetime Dental Care, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities during any tooth extraction procedure. Our dentists will ensure that you are in a comfortable state throughout the process by utilising local anaesthesia to numb the area and eliminate any pain or discomfort. Additionally, if preferred or deemed necessary, we can arrange for intravenous (IV) sedation to help you relax and feel more at ease during the extraction.
Our experienced team will take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, address any concerns or questions you may have, and provide post-extraction care instructions to promote proper healing and minimize any discomfort following the extraction.
Preserving Your Oral Health
While tooth extraction may be necessary in some cases, our team at Lifetime Dental Care is committed to preserving your oral health and providing comprehensive dental care. We will explore all possible alternatives and discuss potential tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures, to restore the functionality and aesthetics of your smile if a tooth extraction becomes necessary.
If you are experiencing dental issues that may require a tooth extraction or have concerns about the condition of your teeth, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Lifetime Dental Care. Our compassionate dental team will evaluate your oral health, discuss treatment options, and provide personalized care to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the extraction process.