Teeth extractions are generally performed by a general dentist and the complex teeth extractions and any pathology are referred by dentist to a specialist called oral maxillofacial surgeon.
Teeth extractions by dentist usually involve numbing the concern area and removal of the tooth using forceps and elevators. At times, the bone and the gum need to be cut to remove the tooth and sutured up.
Teeth extractions by dentists may be done for many reasons but the most common reason is a deep hole in your tooth, which is hurting all the time and cannot be saved for various reasons. Removing a tooth creates a space in the jaw, which may or may not need a replacement.
The general process of taking any tooth out by the Ballarat dentists may include the following:
- An OPG or a Small x-ray is taken (Periapical radiograph) and assessed for the shape, size, position of the tooth and anatomical structures.
- Numbing cream (topical anaesthetic) is applied and a local anaesthetic (needle) is given.
- The area is checked for numbness and the tooth is made loose using various instruments and levied out using a forceps.
- Gauze is placed in the area.
- Post operative instructions are given. If necessary, painkillers and antibiotics are given.