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Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal at Junction Village Dental

woman during a dental procedureThough we will do everything we can to save a tooth, there are times when a tooth extraction is needed. If a tooth is severely decayed and can’t be saved through a root canal, an extraction may be required. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, removals likely will be in order. By examining your tooth or teeth, we can determine if an extraction is the best approach.

If our dentist decides that an extraction is in order, he’ll take a thorough look at the tooth that is to be extracted to identify the most straightforward way to do so.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

In many cases, there is insufficient room for wisdom teeth to come fully through the gum, and even if they do, they can often prevent you from cleaning the region well. If the area is not cleaned adequately, an infection can develop around the wisdom teeth. Infection may develop in the adjacent teeth as well.

Convenient On-site Technology

We offer a full mouth radiograph (OPG) and cone beam CT scan on-site. This technology allows our dentist to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis before the extraction. We’ll evaluate these images to ensure that an in-hospital extraction isn’t necessary.

Keeping You Comfortable

Our team can also discuss sedation options with you to ensure adequate pain management and comfort during the procedure. These methods include inhalation sedation (happy gas) or IV sedation. If you have any questions along the way, we are happy to answer them.

The extraction process will take between 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the number of wisdom teeth that require removal, as well as the complexity of your case. We may place stitches to re-seal the gum and prescribe antibiotics or painkillers to take after the procedure. Our team will monitor your progress following the extraction procedure.

FAQs

How would you put a patient at ease if they were nervous about this service or procedure?
We offer relative anaesthesia through nitrous oxide (gas). Penthrox is also provided just prior to and during the procedure. We also can organise on-site IV sedation through a registered anaesthetist.

How do you deal with pain relief?
We provide scripts for pain relief, such as Panadeine Forte. Also, for all extractions, we advise patients to take paracetamol (Panadol) and an anti-inflammatory such as Neurofen.

Can you do most types of wisdom extractions?
Yes!

When would you refer out?
If your wisdom teeth are deeply impacted with/without cyst requiring a significant surgery around the jaw, we will refer out. For those patients who specifically request to have the wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthesia, we will refer out as well.

Are there any alternatives to extractions?
For wisdom teeth with no associated pathology, we can elect not to extract and monitor the situation.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

If you’re wondering whether you require an extraction or wisdom teeth removal The Junction, contact us today to book a consultation with our dentist.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Children’s Dentist The Junction, Merewether, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4962 1621