Tooth Extraction

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While tooth removal is not always the first option for treating a dental problem, it is sometimes necessary to extract the tooth.

Some of the reasons why this procedure may be required:

At Mildura Family Dental both adults and children are treated in a gentle and caring manner throughout the process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. You might need a tooth extraction if you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, gum disease, an impacted tooth, or overcrowding.

A tooth extraction may cause some discomfort, but your dentist will numb the area with local anesthesia to minimize any pain. You may also receive oral sedation if you are anxious or nervous about the procedure.

The length of a tooth extraction procedure depends on the location and condition of the tooth. Simple extractions may take only a few minutes, while more complex extractions may take longer.

After a tooth extraction, you may experience some swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to manage these symptoms, including pain medication, ice packs, and rest.

It can take several days to a week to fully recover from a tooth extraction, depending on the complexity of the procedure and how well you care for the extraction site.

You can care for the extraction site by following your dentist's instructions, which may include avoiding hard and sticky foods, rinsing with saltwater, and gently brushing around the area.

Yes, you can replace a missing tooth after a tooth extraction using dental implants, dentures, or bridges. Your dentist can discuss the best option for you based on your needs and preferences.

Dental insurance may cover the cost of a tooth extraction, but the amount and type of coverage vary depending on the insurance plan. It's best to check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage.

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Once the dentist makes the assessment of the tooth, they will discuss the procedure, risks and alternatives involved. Sometimes it is possible to save the tooth via root canal treatment. If the tooth needs to be removed but you would like it replaced, options such as a dental bridgeimplant or a denture will also be discussed. 

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