General Extraction & Wisdom Teeth Removal

What are Tooth Extractions?

A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. The right type of tooth extraction depends on the tooth's shape, size, position, and location in the mouth.

Tooth Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. The most common tooth extraction treatment removes teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothaches. Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally in the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics, if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.

Tooth Extraction Treatment in Mount Isa

Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward. At Isa Smiles, Mount Isa’s renowned dental clinic, the vast majority of tooth extractions are performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anaesthetic injections to eliminate painful sensations. After the anaesthesia, our dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator before removing it with dental forceps. We aim to provide all our patients with excellent dental services and minimum discomfort in the entire Mount Isa region. We also provide our patients with care instructions to ensure proper healing after tooth removal.

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars, your toughest, widest teeth that help you grind food. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when properly aligned, but more often, a wisdom tooth becomes stuck below the surface of your gums (impacted) and grows at an odd angle, possibly causing complications and further removal.

You might currently be experiencing discomfort or dental problems because of your wisdom teeth. You might not even know if your wisdom teeth could cause any trouble in the future. A tooth that fails to emerge fully is known as an impacted tooth. This partial eruption of the wisdom tooth may be caused by insufficient space in the jaw for the tooth or its improper angulation. In simple words, if a wisdom tooth (impacted tooth) doesn't have room to grow it can result in pain, infection or other dental problems.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment in Mount Isa

The impaction can either be partial or total. A totally impacted tooth refers to one that fails to break through the gums at all. Regardless of the situation, Isa Smiles, Mount Isa’s finest dental clinic, can help. We have an experienced team that can make the Wisdom Tooth Extraction process as simple as possible. Our dental experts will give you local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area, allowing you to be more comfortable during the procedure. Also, wisdom tooth extraction is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you go home the same day. Additionally, our team at Isa Smiles also provides patients with after-care instructions to follow to heal as quickly as possible.