If you have never had a tooth extraction before, the prospect can be scary, but pulling a tooth is a very straightforward procedure. The area is always numb before your Coffs Harbour dentist begins work, and our team is with you every step of the way.
Of course, pulling a tooth due to decay or severe fracture is always a last resort. However, if you do need a dental extraction for these reasons, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options to restore your smile.
Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction
In many cases, pulling a tooth helps restore your oral health and comfort. Other times, pulling a tooth is a pretreatment leading into orthodontics.
Reasons you may need a dental extraction in Coffs Harbour:
- Deep decay or fracture
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Before orthodontics
- Before dentures
Wisdom teeth typically erupt during the late teens or in early adulthood. In some cases, they do not have enough space to erupt fully, or they put pressure on adjacent teeth. These issues leave you vulnerable to infection and jaw pain. Fortunately, you don’t need your wisdom teeth to enjoy a full and functioning smile.
If your jaw is not large enough, you may notice twisting and overlapping teeth. Before orthodontics, your dentist may opt for extraction to better support your outcome. The gaps in your smile close by the end of treatment.
If you have missing teeth, and your remaining teeth are not healthy enough to support a partial denture, you may opt for tooth extractions. This allows you to be fitted with a full denture.
If your dentist extracts a tooth due to severe decay or trauma, our tooth replacement options include but are not limited to:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Your dentist can help you decide the best option for your smile and budget.
Do You Need an Extraction?
If you have a broken tooth or a partially erupted wisdom tooth, we encourage your call to book an exam and chat with your dentist.