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Reasons for Tooth Extraction
While it is usually preferable to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, there are several reasons why your dentist may recommend removing a tooth.
The most common reasons for tooth extraction are:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Severe gum disease
- The tooth cannot be restored endodontically (root canal treatment)
- Fractured or cracked tooth
- Extra tooth that is blocking other teeth from growing in
- To make room for orthodontic treatment
- Cosmetic reasons
In modern dentistry, tooth removal is much more comfortable and predictable than in the past. With advances in pain control and anaesthesia, it does not have to be an unpleasant experience.
At Mooroolbark Family Dental, our main aim is to prolong the life of your natural teeth, but there may come a time when extraction is the only option available.
All dental extractions are performed with local anaesthetics to ensure minimal pain and discomfort, but we can offer nitrous oxide (happy gas) or intravenous (IV) sedation if you are nervous.
Mooroolbark Family Dental is the name to trust when it comes to wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne. We use safe and effective equipment to ensure your safety and reduce discomfort. Our team recommends having the teeth extracted as soon as possible, even before you notice any pain or discomfort, especially if they are impacted. Some of the common problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth are:
- Food trap
- Decay / problem of the adjacent tooth
In addition, with preventative dentistry and regular check-ups, in many cases your teeth can be saved and there will be no need for tooth extraction.