Ellen Stirling Dental
for Tooth Extractions in Ellenbrook
You can trust Ellen Stirling Dental‘s caring team with your dental health. We always treat our patients with respect and care, regardless of their age or financial situation. Our goal is to provide gentle extractions and ensure that every patient leaves our dental practice feeling confident in their smile!
FAQ'S About Tooth Exttractions
These are the main reasons why we would recommend a tooth extraction:
- Tooth infection or damage to the teeth that can not be repaired: Removal of teeth is the last resort. A decayed tooth can often be filled, and a crown can be fitted to damaged or cracked teeth. Infection of the tooth can be treated with antibiotics, but if it leads to a loose tooth, it may need to be extracted.
- Overcrowding: Crowding can be an issue, and if there isn’t enough room, teeth may need to be extracted. In some cases, a baby tooth may fail to erupt correctly, obstructing the progress of adult teeth attempting to emerge.
- Gum disease: Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that can lead to loose teeth. Periodontal disease erodes the tissues and bones surrounding the tooth root, which hold it securely in place.
- Alignment of the teeth: You may need to have one or more teeth removed before getting braces to fix misaligned teeth. The neighbouring teeth will be able to move into the extra space, which is especially helpful if you have overcrowding in your mouth.
- Wisdom tooth: Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth often cause problems because our mouths don’t have adequate space for them. Wisdom tooth removal may be necessary.
- Hyperdontia: Hyperdontia, or supernumerary teeth, is the medical condition of having more than the average number of teeth. In some cases, the extra tooth or teeth need to be removed so that the other teeth can grow into their proper positions.
- Oral health: People undergoing chemotherapy or undergoing an organ transplant may need to have their compromised teeth removed for their mouths to remain healthy.
Extractions are either simple or surgical, depending on whether the tooth is visible or impacted. What you can expect from your extraction appointment:
- Simple extraction: You will be given a local anaesthetic, which numbs the region around your teeth so that all you will feel during the dental treatment is pressure rather than pain. The tooth is typically lifted with an elevator. Specific tooth movements are carried out using dental forceps to expand the tooth socket, like rocking the tooth back and forth.
- Surgical extraction: A surgical extraction would be recommended if the tooth is impacted or below the surface. It is common in wisdom tooth extraction procedures. You may be administered with both local and intravenous anaesthetic, the latter of which will make you feel calm and comfortable.
Depending on your medical history and allergy history, you may also be given general anaesthesia. You will be completely unconscious during dental surgery if you have general anaesthesia. Your dentist or oral surgeon will make a small incision on your gum. Before your tooth can be retrieved, they may need to remove the alveolar bone around it or cut it.
The cost of dental extraction is determined by your oral anatomy, the complexity of the procedure, and the extent of damage in that area.
A simple, non-surgical procedure can cost up to $285 per tooth, and it can cost up to $350 if the tooth needs to be sectioned out. Surgical or complex extraction of a tooth or tooth fragment can cost as little as $375, and as much as $485 if bone removal and tooth division are required, on top of the extraction of a tooth or tooth fragment.
Extraction of wisdom teeth can cost between $300 and $500. Oral surgery costs can reach $2,000 to $3,000 per tooth with general anaesthesia, sedation, or local anesthesia.