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Katoomba Dental Centre

Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

February 24, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

If you’re like most people, you don’t want to entertain the notion of a lost tooth, even if you opt to have that tooth extracted. However, tooth extraction does not have to be unpleasant, and it can even come before improved oral health, comfort, and aesthetics.

If you do need to have a tooth pulled, your dentist in Katoomba makes sure the area is numb and that you feel at ease.

Let’s talk about the reasons you made need a tooth extraction.

Severe Decay or Trauma

If you have a severely decayed tooth or a tooth that has suffered an impact, it may be difficult or impossible to restore that tooth to proper health. Fortunately, our Katoomba dentist offers tooth replacement options to help you restore your smile following extraction.

Our tooth replacement options include:

  • Dental implants
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Full and partial dentures

Before Orthodontics

If you’re about to undergo orthodontic therapy with traditional or clear braces, your dentist may recommend a dental extraction if your teeth are overlapping or overcrowded. This type of extraction is discreet because your orthodontic therapy closes such gaps in your smile.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth come in several years after your adult teeth. They are located at the back of your mouth and can be troublesome—encroaching on surrounding teeth and not erupting fully. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt correctly may cause pain or leave you vulnerable to infection.

In cases when wisdom teeth put your health at risk, we recommend extraction.

Full Dentures

If you’re considering full dentures and only have a few teeth remaining—teeth that may not be stable enough to support a partial denture—we may recommend extraction.

For Tooth Extractions in Katoomba, We Welcome Your Call

If you have a severely decayed tooth, are considering orthodontics, have troublesome wisdom teeth, or want to talk about dentures, we are here to arrange an exam and chat with one of our dentists.

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At Katoomba Dental Centre, we always emphasise how important it is to save your natural teeth. This is why we stress preventive care and encourage our patients to visit our Katoomba, NSW dental surgery at least twice a year for routine check-ups and cleans.

Saving your natural teeth is optimal for several reasons:

  • It’s safer to preserve your natural tooth. Extraction can put you at risk of infection.
  • It’s less painful to keep your natural tooth. Even if you need a root canal to save your tooth, we can assure you that root ...
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.