Our permanent teeth are meant to last a life time, however there are a number reasons a tooth can require an extraction.
Typical Reasons for an Extraction
Your Dentist will determine through examination and possibly x ray if you require an extraction. This can range from Wisdom Teeth to Molars or any of your other teeth.
All teeth can experience difficulties which result in requiring an extraction. Extractions will range from a wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth causing pain and discomfort to any other teeth that could be suffering from decay, cracks or trauma.
At Skygate Dental Clinic we provide consultation to ensure your optimal oral dental health. All Skygate Dentists are skilled at extractions and provide the appropriate sedation and anaesthetic as required.
This process assists in ensuring the extraction at our Brisbane dental clinic is as pain free as possible.
Wisdom Tooth & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Do your wisdom teeth need to be removed? Are you experiencing discomfort in what appear to be your last teeth in your mouth? Is there swelling in the gum from a wisdom tooth what will not erupt?
Let the surgical team at Skygate Dental take care of you. Our team of skilled Brisbane dentists will be checking for swelling, infection, if the wisdom teeth have erupted or have become impacted. We can recommend the best treatment.
Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal can be a worry, but at Skygate Dental our treatment will bring about the best results for your mouth and oral health.
For more information about our Brisbane based upper and lower wisdom teeth extraction treatments follow the link to our Wisdom Teeth Extraction information.
We offer the latest treatments and technology to ensure your comfort and safety while our expert dentists work with you to achieve the best possible results.
What To Expect With A Tooth Extraction
Following an oral exam of the tooth and gum around the area of treatment and before the extraction, it will be necessary for your dentist to gently numb the area. The first process is to place a topical numbing gel, followed by the anaesthetic.
Your dentist will then test around the tooth that will be extracted to make sure area is completely numb. The dentist will not proceed with the tooth extraction until you are comfortable and ready.
It is common to feel pressure throughout the procedure, however it should be pain free. If any discomfort is present during the process, the surgery will stop to address the location of discomfort. Surgery will only recommence once it has been confirmed the discomfort is no longer present.
Post-Op Procedures and Care
After the tooth extraction has been completed, the dentist will give you a packet of gauze to help apply pressure. This will aid the formation of a blood a clot; helping to stop the bleeding from the extracted tooth.
Skygate Dental surgery takes every precaution to ensure your surrounding bone, mouth and gum is checked for health during the procedure. Once the tooth extraction is completed and clotting has started, they will recheck the mouth, gum and bone around the location of the surgery to confirm all is well.
All extractions are followed up with a TLC call and a further appointment if the Dentist deems it necessary.
After the extraction the dentist will discuss the post-operative instructions. This will be provided with detailed take home instructions to best care for the healing process.
Instructions will detail common avoidances, things to watch out for as well as pain management to make the healing process as smooth as possible.
Every circumstance is different, but factoring in sometime to rest and recover after may be necessary.
Each person is different and you may need further visits to reduce the risks of infection, our dentistry practice and services are only a call away and open after hours for emergency wisdom teeth removal.
At Skygate Dental, whether it is an upper or lower tooth or a wisdom tooth that requires extraction our team is here to assist you.
Cost for the tooth extraction can very depending on a number of factors. Which include but are not limited to the current state of the tooth itself, position and proximity at adjacent teeth, possible impaction or partial eruption if it is wisdom teeth and more.
X-rays can also impact the cost, generally required for safety, depending on the tooth you may need a specialized x-ray called an OPG.
Dentistry is inherently complex and unique to the patient. Our goal is to provide the best possible care at the fairest cost possible. All costs, including the x-rays and exams will be discussed with you prior to proceeding with treatment.
We offer a number of different payment options here at Skygate Dental.
We accept all health funds and offer a number of different options for any GAPs including Afterpay, Zip Pay and Denticare. Please click here to see more information on our payment plans.
For more information or to book your Skygate Dental appointment today. Contact us on T: (07) 3114 1199 or M: 0406 579 197
North Brisbane Wisdom Teeth Extractions with Payment Plans
Skygate Dental understands when it comes to treating a bad wisdom tooth Brisbane can be an expensive place for an extraction. This is why we offer a flexible payment plan option for our patients. You can view more details of the payment plans available here.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Upper 8’s are the third molars in your mouth. In the general population wisdom teeth start to erupt into your mouth around the ages of 18-24. In most cases there are four third molar teeth; however, it is not uncommon to be missing one or even all four.
Will It Be Necessary To Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
In some circumstances third molar teeth can cause trouble if there is insufficient space available for them to erupt; or their position is not in a favorable relationship.
If their position or the available space is not sufficient, then often the tissue or gums form a less than ideal relationship. This often leads to difficultly cleaning and in some instances allows for infection to develop. In some cases, because wisdom teeth can be very difficult to clean it can lead to decay. More troubling is that often it not only leads to decay on the wisdom tooth, but also the neighboring second molar.
In select cases a wisdom tooth may not need removal and the tissues can be readapted with a laser to allow for ideal cleaning and oral hygiene. This procedure is called an operculectomy.
Will Antibiotics Help My Infected Wisdom Tooth?
In emergency situations, antibiotics and antiseptic mouth rinses can be prescribed to help resolve the gum infection around a wisdom tooth; however, this does not help treat the underlying cause (the wisdom tooth itself). This type of treatment would only be considered of a short term benefit. It is very likely that the pain and infection will re-occur if an impacted wisdom tooth is the culprit.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If your third molars need removal, this treatment can often be undertaken here at Skygate Dental. In most circumstances, wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthetic. Furthermore, if you are feeling particularly nervous or worried, often relaxing medication can be prescribed or conscious sedation. If the wisdom teeth are considered high risk or you would prefer to have a general anesthetic and be sleeping during the procedure, then a referral to the oral surgeon will be made.
Are There Any Risks Involved Removing The Wisdom Teeth?
In healthy individual’s surgical risks are often low; however, for individual who are on many medications or are medically compromised there are increased risks and precautions needed.
Generally, the risk for mildly impacted wisdom teeth is very low; however, with any surgical procedure there are associated risks with wisdom teeth removal. Some of the risks would include bleeding, infection, and the risk of damage to the dental nerve.
The degree of risks changes greatly from patient to patient, your dentist will discuss in more detail.
What Can I Do To Check To See If My Wisdom Teeth Have Enough Room?
If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth do not hesitate to contact the Skygate Dental team. So after an appropriate consult and options available have been discussed an assessment will be made to determine if you the teeth need removal. In most cases further diagnostic information will be needed to evaluate the position of the teeth. This is done using radiographs and or, an OPG or a Cone beam CT Scan.
For more information or to book your Skygate Dental appointment today. Contact us on T: 07 3114 1199 or M: 0406 579 197