Thanks to modern technology, extractions are a fairly common and comfortable procedure that should not cause undue stress. Our up to date technology, including the latest extraction instruments, assist us in making the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. One of the most common extractions we perform is the removal of wisdom teeth.
Are you a candidate for Extractions?
How do you know if you need an extraction? You often don’t until you come in and show us what is causing you pain or discomfort. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below it is important to book an appointment so that we can investigate further.
- Severe tooth pain
- Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Swollen gums around the tooth
- Presence of gum disease
Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to come through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming out at an angle rather than straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially. With years of experience in dental extractions, we specialize in making the extraction process quick, easy, and comfortable. Book your consultation today and let us maintain the health and function of your smile!
The Extraction Process
Step 1: Identifying the Issue
When a tooth needs to be removed it has the potential to cause an infection. Extractions can range from a single tooth removal to removing multiple teeth all at once. Each situation is unique and we will work with you to decide the best solution for you and your overall health.
Step 2: The Removal Process
Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient a local anaesthetic can be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. We also offer laughing gas which can be discussed between the dentist and patient.
Step 3: Minimal Invasive Technique
Extractions are a common procedure and should not cause undue stress. We use a non-traumatic technique to gently glide teeth out when performing extractions. This allows for faster recovery time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental extractions painful?
Thanks to top of the line technology and years of experience with dental extractions the extraction process is commonly quick, easy, and pain-free. We are here to guide you every step of the way, including your aftercare.
How long does it take to heal after the removal of my wisdom teeth?
Recovery takes around 2 weeks but it’s important to free up your schedule for at least three to four days after the procedure before getting back to your daily routine. This will allow you enough time for rest and recovery.
Do you offer sedation options with the removal of wisdom teeth?
We currently offer laughing gas. Once your appointment has been booked, we will discuss the best option for you and your health.
What is the cost of an extraction/ wisdom teeth removal?
Depending on your situation and how many teeth you need to have removed the cost can vary. Once you have scheduled your consultation we will be able to provide you with a personalized quote. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any other questions or concerns.
Are extractions covered by my insurance?
You must ask your insurance provider if they cover extractions. After a consultation, we can provide you with a quote to submit to them to find out how much your out of pocket cost will be.