Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction in Bentleigh East

Sometimes, the best treatment for a damaged tooth is to remove it entirely. Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure that can address tooth decay, enamel damage, or impacted wisdom teeth. At EDentist Bentleigh East, we offer tooth extraction procedures for both children and adults.

When you work with us, you can rest assured you are in the hands of experts. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for all of our patients.

Tooth Extraction Process

Tooth extractions are a relatively non-invasive dental procedure that involves minor surgery. First, the dentist injects an anesthetic in the area and starts removing bone and gum tissue occluding the tooth. Next, they will gently remove the tooth using metal forceps to loosen it by rocking back and forth.

After removing the tooth, the dentist will clean and stitch the incision. The incision should heal, and swelling will go down within about seven to ten days. Larger incisions may take up to three weeks to fully heal.

Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?

Dentists typically use local anesthetic for surgical extraction procedures, so patients feel minimal to no pain. You may feel slight discomfort and pressure while the dentist manually removes a tooth, but it should not hurt any more than a typical dental cleaning procedure.

Afterwards, general swelling and soreness in the incision site are common. Your dentist might give you mild pain medication, and the pain should go away after a few days. If you have further pain, you should schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist.

Types of Tooth Extractions

EDentist has been serving the Bentleigh East area for several years. Our skilled dental technicians can provide the safest, most cutting-edge dental procedures for tooth extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges, and more. We will work closely with you to find a treatment regimen that fits your needs and your budget.

EDentist We offer dental work for the entire family, so schedule an appointment today! Below are the tooth extraction services we offer.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth can become impacted and may require removal to keep other teeth in proper alignment.

Simple Extractions

With a simple extraction, the dentist will remove the visible tooth using forceps without having to make any incisions.

Surgical Extractions

Surgical extraction involves removing any tooth that is not visible and is below the gum line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions about tooth extractions we receive.
The typical tooth extraction process typically takes anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes. In some cases, it can take longer than an hour.
Generally speaking, we perform tooth extractions using a topical local anesthetic. If you are uncomfortable with topical anesthesia, we can discuss options for sedation and general anesthesia.
As the incision site heals, you will need to avoid alcohol, tobacco, and tough foods to prevent infection. You should also avoid brushing directly over the incision and should instead use mouthwash a few times a day. Avoid sodas and spicy foods, as these can irritate the incision site.
Like any dental procedure, tooth extraction carries some risks. If you do not take care of the incision site, you may develop painful dry sockets. Removing a tooth can also affect your jaw and bite alignment. In some cases, the dentist may place a dental implant to retain full mouth and jaw functionality.

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