Tooth Extraction

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.

When might you need a tooth extraction?

You might need to have a tooth extraction if you experience:

  • Severe gum disease
  • A deep infection in a tooth
  • A broken tooth
  • Infections
  • Trauma

Widom teeth extraction

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-care

After a tooth extraction it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for oral care so you can heal properly, this includes:

  • Eating soft foods
  • Taking care of your teeth: do not brush the teeth next to the extraction sight for two days after an extraction
  • Taking pain medication only as prescribed by your dentist

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