Tooth Extractions in Brisbane CBD
At Edward St Dental, we perform dental extraction surgery when removing a tooth is our only available option to restore a patient's health or if someone prefers this over a tooth-saving treatment option. Our dentists are very experienced in dental extractions and accept referrals from other dental surgeons in the Brisbane area.
We aim to provide our patients with a great deal of relief after undergoing a dental extraction procedure. You will be in safe and capable hands at Edward St Dental. To ensure the best outcome, we begin with a thorough medical background assessment before removing any tooth.
Surgical Dental Extractions
While few people enjoy an extraction, the procedure is safe for most people. Dr Matthew Pulvirenti's team carefully screen you, and the process itself will be safe and finished relatively quickly.
- Dental extraction procedures available at our clinic include:
- Simple tooth extraction
- Surgical tooth extraction
- Soft tissue impacted tooth
- Hard tissue impacted tooth
- Elective removal for orthodontic space gain
- Wisdom teeth extraction
We perform all tooth removal procedures under local anaesthetic, and conscious sedation is available on request. In addition, Edward St Dental has a visiting dentist to perform general sedation for patients who prefer to be asleep for their surgery.
When a Tooth Requires Extraction
We may determine when a tooth is not salvageable. One condition where we likely need to remove the tooth is too much structure that has broken or decayed, and there's not enough tooth left to build a restoration.
Many people find this situation distressing, but we can usually replace lost teeth with modern dental treatments. Replacement options vary, and some repairs are indistinguishable from the lost tooth. For other patients, having a tooth removed is not distressing in any way but rather a fast and straightforward way to restore health.
In some cases, you might choose to remove the tooth instead of keeping it. We understand if you feel the process necessary to restore health to the tooth is just not worth it. However, while a dentist can see the value of keeping a tooth, you may not always feel the same way.
At Edward St Dental, we are very empathetic to our patient's needs and will always strive to offer all options and help you make the final decision on your treatment's direction.
Do I Need to Keep All My Teeth?
While your natural teeth are preferable to restoration, the short answer is no, you don't need to keep all your teeth, but there will be some consequences to choosing this course. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss, jeopardise the remaining teeth, and cause a misaligned bite.
For some people, a missing back tooth can be visible to others when smiling. This can distress some people but not others. The closer to the front of the mouth, the more upsetting it usually is. And on some occasions, a patient may experience some discomfort when a tooth is missing.
Schedule an Exam with Our Dentists in Brisbane
At Edward St Dental, we give honest and fair feedback to our patients about what level of importance the tooth's role has in their oral situation. We insist on providing ethical and honest advice so patients can have more control and make their own decision on the future of their teeth.