A Gentle and Compassionate Dental Extraction Service For Adults and Children
At Dana Street Dental, we aim to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. In some cases though, when all other avenues have been exhausted, the best option may be a dental extraction. In cases like these, you’re in the safest of hands with our Ballarat dentists.
We know the idea of having a dental extraction is daunting to many. So, we go above and beyond to ensure you’re always as comfortable as possible. If you need a dental extraction, you can have peace of mind knowing we’ll take the very best care of you at our Ballarat practice.
Why Your Dentist May Recommend Dental Extraction
Your dentist may recommend a dental extraction after a thorough oral assessment. The three most common reasons our dentists recommend extracting a tooth are:
If there is not enough space at the back of your jaws for wisdom teeth to erupt through, they can become impacted and cause severe pain/ damage to adjacent teeth, if not extracted.
What to Expect During Dental Extraction
If you require a dental extraction in Ballarat, here’s generally what you can expect at Dana Street Dental.
We make dental extractions as simple as possible with the combination of our skilled dentists and state-of-the-art equipment. We can accurately assess your tooth for removal, including its exact shape, size and position with our onsite full mouth 3D CBCT and OPG x-ray machine. We cater to all types of tooth extraction (surgical, non-surgical, wisdom teeth) and can treat you from the comfort of our Ballarat dental rooms or, if need be, in hospital.
Before any part of your tooth extraction begins, the area will be numbed by your dentist with a local anaesthetic. If you are nervous or having more than one tooth removed, we have sedation options available as a part of our sleep dentistry services. Our dental team prioritises patient comfort. You can be rest assured knowing we go above and beyond to ensure you are as relaxed and comfortable at all times.
The exact process for your dental extraction will depend on a few factors. If you have a surgical extraction, once your tooth is removed, your dentist may close the extraction site with stitches. You’ll be given a piece of gauze to bite down onto. This helps reduce any bleeding and encourages the healing process.
You may feel some discomfort after an extraction – this is normal and nothing to worry about. Over the counter pain medications can help reduce it. Your dentist may also prescribe you an antibiotic to help prevent infection.
The Initial 24 Hours Post Extraction
Your dentist will give you specific aftercare instructions to follow after your procedure. However, in the initial 24 hours after a dental extraction, we recommend: