A tooth extraction is the process of tooth removal. At Platinum Dental Studio, we always aim to treat and save a damaged tooth, however in some situations, extraction is needed to maintain your oral health.
You might need to have a tooth extraction if you experience:
Wisdom teeth are the last molars that normally come through between the ages of 17-25. Some wisdom teeth come through without any issues, but for some people there is not enough room in the mouth for these teeth and they can push into the gums or the tooth beside them. This is known as impaction.
Impaction can be painful and sometimes cause infection, this is when your health professional may recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed.
At Platinum Dental Studio, we recommend you book a consultation if you are experience pain from your wisdom teeth.
After a tooth extraction it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for oral care so you can heal properly, this includes:
During the extraction your mouth will be numbed and you should feel nothing more than pressure.
Healing time depends on the complexity of the extraction procedure. With a simple extraction you are likely to experience full healing in about 2-3 weeks.