EXTRACTIONS

Select Smiles try not to extract teeth unless it is absolutely necessary or it is an extreme situation beyond repair. We thoroughly assess all other options available to you first and the reasons why you may require an extraction before making a decision.

Fortunately with a better understanding and newer technology, teeth that were once considered impossible to save can often be effectively treated. Teeth that may have complex problems can now be saved with treatments such as root canal treatments or porcelain crowns.

Unfortunately this is not always the case and a tooth extraction may be required. These include the following:

* Wisdom tooth problems.

* Severe decay, trauma or bone loss around your tooth.

* Baby teeth that won’t naturally fall out and block the adult tooth from coming through.

* Orthodontic treatment (braces or invisalign) but only in limited cases after all other options are considered.

Depending on the situation, it may be important to replace the extracted tooth to help avoid other complications or aesthetic concerns. Nearby teeth may drift and lead to chewing difficulties, packing food, jaw pain, or gum disease. If left some of these complications could also lead to further tooth loss.

If it is decided your extracted tooth does need replacement, we will explain all options with you in order to give you the best possible outcome. Several options we may offer could include dental implants or partial bridges.

We offer several ways for you to have your teeth extracted in our state of the art facility which include local anesthetic and general anesthetic. You can discuss with one of our dentists to decide the best option for you.

If you have been told you should have an extraction but are still unsure or would like one of our highly trained dentists to extract your tooth in our facility, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on (03)9879 7887.