Tooth Extraction

At Bayview Dental Centre, we offer gentle tooth extraction to help our patients maintain their oral health. We will try everything we can to save a natural tooth, but if that becomes impossible, we will make the tooth extraction process as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

When Is Extraction Necessary?

If you face tooth extraction, you are not alone. Dentists extract millions of teeth every year all over the world. Teeth are commonly extracted due to injury, severe decay, an infection, or overcrowding, although other situations may require extraction as well. For example, sometimes, a dentist or orthodontist may extract teeth in preparation for orthodontic treatments, like dentures. 

Before extracting a tooth, we will likely attempt more conservative dental treatments in our Runaway Bay or Helensvale practice. However, a damaged or severely decayed tooth that doesn’t respond to treatment and isn’t extracted may lead to an infection or further oral health problems. When a tooth does not respond to treatment, we perform a tooth extraction to safeguard your other teeth and your overall oral health.

Does Tooth Extraction Hurt?

Our empathetic dental team helps patients stay comfortable during their tooth extractions with local anaesthetic and gentle care. The procedure is usually quick, and patients often only feel pressure when the tooth is removed.

If you’re worried about experiencing pain during tooth extraction, we invite you to call us to discuss your concerns. We want to make your visit to Bayview Dental Centre pleasant and positive. 

After an Extraction in Helensvale or Runaway Bay 

We will provide you with aftercare instruction at Bayview Dental Centre. Instructions for after your extraction generally include avoiding smoking, drinking through a straw, or vigorously rinsing or cleaning your mouth for a short time after the procedure. We also recommend a limited or altered diet for a short time. Keep the area clean and exercise gentle care with your oral hygiene routine.

It’s important to remember that most missing teeth need replacement. Dr Joy Lee will discuss your tooth replacement options with you, and we will help you plan a tooth replacement procedure for a later date once the area has healed. Popular tooth replacement solutions include dental implants, dentures, and bridges.

Dr Lee helps our patients choose the best solution for their specific situation after a detailed exam and a discussion with the patient about their needs and goals. We encourage patients to pursue a tooth replacement solution in most cases, not for the aesthetics, but because missing teeth can cause problems that affect your oral health. After we remove a tooth, it leaves a space in the gums, and the remaining natural teeth can begin to shift into that space.

However, there’s no reason for patients to worry. Losing a tooth does not mean that you will never enjoy a complete smile again. There are many tooth replacements available for creating a new, healthy smile with no gaps or spaces. 

Gentle Tooth Extraction in Helensvale and Runaway Bay

Our Bayview Dental Centre Team provide outstanding dental care to patients in Runaway Bay and Helensvale. If you need a tooth extracted, we are here to help. We invite you to call our practice to book your consultation with Dr Lee.