How Does the Tooth Extraction
If you are in need of tooth removal, your dentist will take X-rays and conduct an exam before they begin the process. The results of these tests can assist them in identifying how to remove it properly or whether another specialist, such as an oral surgeon, should be the one needed to perform it for some patients who have specific needs when dealing with their dental issues.
Before removing a tooth, your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around your tooth. The procedure is done in the dental clinic. For a more complex procedure, such as a surgical extraction, your oral surgeon will give you sedation and general anesthesia, putting you calm and lessening the patient’s awareness during the dental procedure.
Ashburton Dental Centre for Tooth Extractions
FAQ's About Tooth Extraction Procedures in Martin
Many factors determine the price of tooth extraction, including the oral exam, dental x-ray, type of extraction, and the difficulty of the procedure. In Western Australia, an extraction has the following average total cost:
Extraction of 1 tooth: $230
Sectional removal of a tooth or part(s): $300
Surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment not requiring removal of bone or tooth division: $340.
Surgical removal tooth or piece with bone removal: $390
Surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment requiring both removals of bone and tooth division: $450
You should consult a dentist to find out whether you are qualified for tooth extractions. At Ashburton Dental Centre, we will perform the necessary tests and procedures to help identify which procedure is best suited just for your needs! We will also inform you if there are any other alternatives. If you experience any of the following, you may be a good candidate:
The most common reasons for tooth extraction, particularly among older adults and seniors, are tooth decay, root canal infection, and gum disease.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, as well as swelling around the gum line. This will damage other nearby tooth structures if left unchecked, which is why impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed quickly before things get worse!
An extraction may be needed as part of the initial treatment plan for younger patients following orthodontic treatment. There are cases when overcrowding of the teeth requires tooth extractions in order for the remaining teeth to move into proper alignment.
Before doing any treatments in your mouth, your dentist will provide a local anesthetic to numb it. If the extraction is more complex, an oral surgeon may be required, and you may have been put to sleep with a general anesthetic so that you won’t feel any discomfort during the process.Once your tooth becomes loose, the dentist will remove it with forceps.
In the case of an impacted tooth, the dentist will first cut the gum and bone around it before gently rocking it back and forth in your jaw.
Your dentist will then place a gauze pad in your mouth after the extraction and tell you to bite down on it to stop the bleeding. An extraction site may be closed with a few stitches that dissolve on their own.
Many risks are associated with tooth extraction, but if your dentist recommends it, the benefits definitely outweigh the minor complications.
Blood clots are often formed in the socket after extracting a tooth. But, if the blood clot does not form or dislodges, the bone inside the socket may be exposed, leading to a “dry socket.” In this case, the dentist will provide a sedative dressing to protect the affected area. During this time, a new clot will form.
The following risks may also occur:
- Bleeding that continues for more than 12 hours.
- High fever and chills that indicate an infection.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Chest pain and shortness of breath.
- The extraction site is red and swollen.
Most health insurance plans cover routine dental care, including tooth extractions.For dental care, many Australians use private health insurance. Around half of the cost will be covered by health insurance, which means it will only cost you half of the payment.There are different policies for each health fund. Various insurance policies differ in what they will cover and how much they will pay. Some policies have annual limits on how much you can claim. It is always best to check your insurance policy to determine if it covers dental care before receiving dental treatments.
Individuals may have different recovery periods. After surgery, most people take a few days to recover. With the following tips, you can reduce your risk of infection, alleviate pain, and speed up your healing process.
- If the dentist prescribes pain medication, follow the instructions provided by the dentist.
- To reduce bleeding and promote blood clotting, bite gently on the moist gauze pad. Change the gauze pad as soon as it becomes saturated with blood. If possible, the pad should remain in place for three to four hours after the extraction.
- To reduce swelling, ask the dentist how to apply an ice pack properly to the affected area.
- Limit and avoid strenuous activities to prevent wounds or blood clots from dislodging.
- Do not spit after the procedure to allow a blood clot to form in the socket.
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or an antiseptic mouthwash.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for the first 24 hours.
- Have soft foods and don’t consume extremely hot foods.
- Make sure to brush your teeth and floss your tongue, but do not brush the extraction area.
- Do not smoke.