Tooth extraction is a dental procedure wherein your tooth is pulled out of its socket. There are several reasons why tooth extraction is done instead of preserving and saving a tooth.
Periodontal disease, trauma, pre-prosthetic treatment, pre-orthodontic treatment, endodontic treatment complications, fracture of the root area, abscess, and malposed teeth are the other reasons why a tooth is extracted.
Before tooth removal is decided, the dentist will thoroughly assess if a tooth is not savable anymore by any viable means available.
Tooth removal cost near me in Sydney ranges from $230 to $450 depending on the type of extraction and tooth to be removed. For temporary or deciduous teeth, it is priced at the lower range around $230. For wisdom teeth removal, which is a surgical extraction, it is priced at around $350 to $450. This will again depend on the complexity and difficulty of the case.
Another reason why a tooth is removed is because of toothache. When pain becomes intolerable, the patient opts for tooth extraction.
One thing to remember when experiencing dental pain is that it will still be the dentist’s call if a tooth shall be removed. In this case, there may be a need for a second appointment so that tooth removal will not be traumatic and to avoid any complications or issues.
Tooth extraction in Sydney prioritise patient’s well-being. With that said, careful planning and diagnosis is done before the final treatment plan.
Tooth extraction cost Sydney depends also if there are additional medication and anaesthetic needed in conjunction with extraction. For young or adult patients with dental anxiety, our clinic offers Happy Gas or Nitrous Oxide sedation to calm and relax the patient.
A small nose mask will be placed on the patient’s nose, and while inhaling the gas, the patient becomes worry-free and calm. The patient will still be conscious of the surroundings, but it is not advised to drive after the procedure.
If Happy Gas or Nitrous Oxide sedation is still not enough to calm the patient, our clinic can prescribe medications in combination with this. This medication will be taken an hour prior to the procedure and after the tooth removal.
For those patients who would rather sleep during the procedure, Cosmetique Dental can contact a general anaesthesiologist for unconscious sedation. The cost for this anaesthetic procedure will be charged to the patient after the procedure.
For pregnant patients, it is recommended to have their teeth extracted at second trimester and non-essential treatments shall be postponed until delivery.
After the tooth extraction procedure, it is normal to feel pain and be uncomfortable. The general healing time for extraction wound is around 7-10 days.
Proper aftercare following a tooth extraction is crucial for a quick and successful recovery. It is imperative that the patient bites on the gauze for 3-4 hours and avoid rinsing for the next 24 hours.
A day after the procedure, the patient can gargle warm water with salt to cleanse the wound and promote gum healing. Painkillers are also prescribed to be taken when pain is not tolerable.