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Oral Surgeon - Sutherland Tooth Extraction

Are you suffering from intense pain and discomfort in your tooth? This could be a result of neglect over a period of time, which has stemmed into a severe infection, abscess or periodontal disease.

We recommend your dentist to discuss tooth extraction. Our experienced oral surgeons will carry out an x-ray to examine the symptoms in detail and understand if there is a way of saving your tooth.

Tooth extractions is typically a last resort and the detailed x-ray will allow the oral surgeon to identify what other treatments are available. However, if the pain or the infection is deemed too severe, the tooth will need to be extracted. Nobody wants to think about losing a tooth, but not only will you feel relief from the severe pain, it will also stop the infection from spreading to your other teeth.

Do not treat tooth extraction treatment as major surgery. Our experienced surgeons at Sutherland Dental will ensure your experience is as pain-free and comfortable as possible.

The Benefits of Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction is a simple procedure which eliminates pain and decay entirely. Here are some other key reasons why Tooth Extraction treatment is beneficial to you:

  • A confident and improved appearance
  • It stops the infection from spreading to more of your teeth
  • It prevents further health complications that may require other expensive treatment options
  • It can help with overcrowding of misaligned teeth which is tough to clean and affects your smile

Once the pain subsides, you will be well on your way to eating those delicious foods, talk better and showcasing that smile again!

The Tooth Extraction Process

Numbing the surrounding area is crucial to ensure a pain-free procedure. A local anaesthetic may first be applied to the tooth, jaw and gum area. Then with our specialized equipment, our tooth extraction dentist will grasp and rock the tooth from side-to-side to loosen its grip until it’s completely removed.
As part of your aftercare, you should expect to heal in a matter of 7 to 10 days. If you experience some bleeding after the tooth is extracted, the surgeon will give you a soft pad to control the bleeding.

Here are some things you can try to speed up the healing process:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed by your surgeon
  • Keep the pad provided for at least three to four hours after treatment
  • Take adequate rest and limit your activity whilst being mindful of foods you eat
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth twice a day

If you believe one of your teeth are infected or you are experiencing severe pain then call your local Sutherland tooth extraction dentist.

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