Dental Extractions

Dental Extractions at Albany Creek Dental: Expert Care for Your Oral Health

At Albany Creek Dental, we prioritise the health and preservation of your natural teeth. However, there are circumstances where a dental extraction becomes necessary for the overall health and well-being of our patients. Whether due to severe damage, decay, or for orthodontic reasons, our team is skilled in performing extractions with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring your comfort and recovery are paramount.


When is a Dental Extraction Needed?

Dental extractions are considered a last resort but may be necessary in the following situations:

Irreparable Tooth Damage: When a tooth is severely damaged by decay or trauma and cannot be saved by restorative procedures.
Advanced Periodontal Disease: Extraction may be required if gum disease has severely affected the stability of a tooth.
Orthodontic Treatment: Removal of one or more teeth to address overcrowding and facilitate alignment.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: To prevent complications such as pain, infection, or crowding of other teeth.


The Extraction Process

Our approach to dental extractions involves careful planning and the use of advanced techniques to ensure the procedure is as smooth and painless as possible:

Initial Assessment: We begin with a comprehensive examination, including X-rays, to assess the affected tooth and plan the best course of action.
Anaesthesia: To ensure your comfort, local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted.
Extraction Procedure: The method of extraction will depend on the tooth’s position and condition. Simple extractions involve removing the tooth with dental forceps, while surgical extractions may require incisions in the gum or removal of bone.
Sectioning: In some cases, the tooth may need to be cut into sections to be removed more easily and safely.


Recovery and Aftercare

Following an extraction, it’s crucial to follow a proper aftercare routine to promote healing and minimise complications:

Rest and Diet: Stick to soft foods and avoid any vigorous activities that could disturb the extraction site.
Pain Management: We will provide you with instructions on how to manage pain and recommend suitable pain relief medications.
Avoiding Dry Socket: Follow our guidelines carefully to prevent dry socket, a condition where the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged, exposing bone and causing pain.
Oral Hygiene: Gentle cleaning around the extraction site is vital, and we’ll guide you on how to do this effectively without risking infection.


Your Path to Recovery

At Albany Creek Dental, we’re committed to your comfort and rapid recovery following an extraction. We’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re experiencing dental pain or have been advised that you may need an extraction, contact Albany Creek Dental today. Our experienced team will assess your situation with compassion and expertise, offering the best solutions for your oral health. Let us help you through the extraction process with care and support at every step.










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(07) 3325 2444

4/698 Albany Creek Rd,
Albany Creek 4035

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