Patients require extractions for several reasons, including:
If you have a severely decayed tooth or tooth trauma, Dr Khumo Tlhalerwa, your dentist in Tumut, will work to save that tooth if you so choose. However, if the tooth is beyond repair, you can count on a gentle extraction. Dr Tlhalerwa will not begin work, in fact, until he’s confident that the area he’s treating is completely numb.
If your jaw is on the smaller side and cannot accommodate all of your adult teeth, extraction may be in order before orthodontics like Invisalign or braces. In this scenario, your missing tooth will not be noticeable because orthodontics is designed to close smile gaps. As always, we provide gentle tooth extractions in Tumut.
Some patients decide to go with complete dentures if they do not have healthy enough supporting teeth for partial dentures. In this case, Dr Tlhalerwa will schedule you for extractions.
Wisdom teeth come in years after your adult teeth and often crowd and push against these needed teeth. Wisdom teeth, fortunately, are not required. They serve no purpose and may even cause infections due to partial eruption when they cannot find adequate space.
If a tooth extraction is complicated, your dentist in Tumut will not hesitate to refer you to a trusted specialist. At Tumut Dental Clinic, we work with specialists who share our philosophies and high expectations when it comes to patient care.
Severe decay means a dental cavity was allowed to fester without intervention. The best way to avoid decay is to adopt an excellent oral care routine at home and make sure you’re scheduling and keeping regular dental exams and teeth cleans at your Tumut, NSW dental clinic. Additionally, if your dentist in Tumut finds that you’re prone to cavities, he can provide you with a fluoride treatment or dental sealant to help lower your risks.
If you indulge in acidic and sugary snacks and beverages, consider cutting back. If you grind and clench your teeth, ask your dentist about a custom nightguard. Finally, if you play sports, make sure you wear that proper face and mouth gear to avoid sudden impact trauma to your smile.