Tooth Extraction - Central Coast
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Removing Troubled Teeth
If damage or decay has extended to the pulp – the interior of the tooth – it may be possible to remedy the issue with a root canal treatment so that the tooth does not need to be extracted. However, if the damage is extensive, an extraction may be required in order to prevent the infection from spreading. Our Central Coast dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and recommend the best choice of action.
To find out more about our extraction services, or book an appointment, contact us today. We also provide cleaning, implants, dentures and an array of other dental services.
What is the Process?
When you visit the dentist for a tooth extraction, you can expect the following:
- Our team will help you feel as comfortable as possible. We are happy to play your choice of music or put on a DVD to help you relax. Neck cushions are also available.
- We will provide the required painkillers and/or numbing agent.
- In the event that a blood clot forms in the socket, we will pack it with gauze and ask you to bite down upon it to stop the bleeding.
- We will provide any stitching that is required
For more information about the procedure, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dental at Lake Haven.
Keep Us Informed
Before an extraction can take place, it’s very important to provide your dentist with a complete medical history. In particular, you should inform your dentist if you have any of the following:
If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to reach out to us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
In general, we advise that you take it easy for at least 48 to 72 hours afterwards. This will allow sufficient time for the treated areas to clot and heal.
If you notice face or gum swelling, difficulty opening your mouth, the presence of pus or incessant bleeding, it’s important to get in contact with your dentist as soon as possible. An infection may be present.
If local anaesthetic was administered, you should be able to drive home immediately. However, you should avoid driving for at least 24 hours if a sedative was used, or 48 hours if you were put under general anaesthetic.