At Pearly Whites Dentistry, our dentists are trained to do the nasty ‘E’ word… yep Extractions! Whether you have pain, infection, a cracked tooth, gum disease, a nasty wisdom tooth or something else, sometimes your teeth will be beyond saving and must come out, and our team are here to help.
We have experience treating the young, old, anxious and everywhere in between, so give us a call today if you need help getting rid of a terrible tooth.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN EXTRACTION?
In preparation for an extraction it is best that you eat just prior to your appointment, this will help prevent you from feeling unwell throughout the process. If you are unable to eat due to pain it is best you have a sugary drink to prevent you feeling light headed.
DO YOU DO WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS?
Yes, all our dentists are able to perform wisdom teeth extractions, including surgical removal. However, in some cases we may need to refer you to an oral surgeon for removal.
WHAT REPLACEMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AFTER AN EXTRACTION?
After the loss of a tooth/teeth there are various replacement options available, such as dental implants, bridges, and RPDs (removable partial dentures). Your dentist will discuss what options apply to your specific case and the associated fees.
SHOULD I STOP TAKING MY BLOOD THINNERS?
If you are taking blood thinners, make sure that you have disclosed this on your medical history or to your dentist directly, it is important that you do not stop taking your blood thinner medication prior to your appointment unless directed by your medical doctor. Your dentist will refer you for any tests prior to your extraction if required, and all necessary measures will be taken to address any excessive bleeding.
DO YOU OFFER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA?
Unfortunately, we do not currently have the facilities to offer treatment under general anaesthesia, however most extractions can be completed in the chair with local anaesthesia. If General Anaesthesia is requested, we will refer you on to see an oral surgeon.
DO I HAVE TO SEE AN ORAL SURGEON?
All dentists are trained in extractions, however sometimes given complications such as proximity to the sinus and major nerves, and medical history complications a referral to a specialist oral surgeon is warranted.
HOW MUCH DOES AN EXTRACTION COST?
The cost of a dental extraction will vary depending on the complexity of the extraction, a quote will be given prior to treatment detailing the fees associated with the extraction and any radiographs that are required.