in Ellenbrook

Infection, tooth decay, and crowding are all problems that might require a tooth extraction.

What are
Tooth Extractions?

While it is usually preferable to save your permanent tooth, occasionally, the damage is too severe, and it cannot be repaired with other treatment options. Tooth extraction is the best option in certain situations.
A dental extraction is the removal of one or more teeth from the tooth socket in your jaw bone. It’s usually necessary when you have an infected tooth, tooth decay that has destroyed too much of the tooth to save it with a filling, or if there’s damage to your jaw that makes it hard for the tooth to remain in place.

Benefits of
Tooth Extraction

Your dentist may recommend that you have your tooth pulled for a variety of reasons. The following are some of the most important advantages of tooth extraction:

Why Choose
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Tooth Extractions in Ellenbrook

As dental professionals, we understand how important your teeth are. We want to help you keep them for as long as possible. If it is time for tooth extraction, we will explain precisely why it’s needed and what types of tooth replacement options apply to individual patient circumstances. We can plan a tooth replacement treatment before removing your teeth so that we can restore your smile as soon as possible.

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!

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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.
Extractions are typically done by dentists or oral surgeons with local, general, intravenous, or a combination of anaesthesia. Removing visible teeth is a simple procedure, while a more invasive procedure is required for broken, underneath the surface, or impacted teeth.

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.

An insurance policy that includes general dental extras cover can help pay for preventative care services like tooth extractions. It is best to check the policy of your health fund.

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