Emergency Tooth Removal in Melbourne
Although teeth are meant to last for life, sometimes people will have to undergo an emergency tooth removal procedure. This is a very common and basic procedure at Dental on Clarendon; however, we want to ensure that our patients fully understand what teeth extraction entails. Letting patients know what they should expect often reduces the anxiety they feel and helps them be better prepared for any treatments they require.
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Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Dentist Tooth Extraction Treatments
This is the most common dentist tooth removal procedure, as it involves visible teeth being extracted. The dentist at our South Melbourne clinic will use a local anaesthetic and then take out the tooth in one piece using forceps.
Sectional procedures are performed on teeth that have numerous roots, usually the molars. Your dentist will separate the roots and remove each one to successfully complete the dentist tooth removal process.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
Surgical tooth extraction is the process of removing impacted teeth (i.e. teeth that are not visible). This procedure may have to be performed by an oral surgeon rather than a regular dentist. The surgeon will use general anaesthetic on the patient and make an incision into the gum to remove any invisible teeth. After gum and bone tissue has been removed using a drill, the surgeon will use forceps to rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it, making it easier to remove.
Commonly Asked Questions
A patient may need to have one of their teeth pulled out if they have:
- Severe gum or tooth disease
- Tooth decay
- Broken teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Issues with a wisdom tooth
Sometimes an emergency wisdom tooth extraction is required if wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to properly grow. Not addressing wisdom teeth early on can cause issues and affect your other teeth.
Prior to undergoing any type of dental tooth extraction, you should ask our dentist in South Melbourne about possible alternate procedures.
If your dentist uses a local anaesthetic, then you can drive yourself home. However, if they used a general anaesthetic, then no; you will need to have someone else drive you home.
The tooth extraction cost at our Melbourne clinic depends on whether the procedure uses local or general anaesthesia as well as the complexity. You should discuss this with our dentist prior to the procedure. It’s also recommended that you check if your health insurance will cover the tooth extraction cost.