Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Are you looking out for an experienced dentist – for your wisdom teeth extraction in Brunswick and Brunswick East? Come over to Lygon Family Dental. When it comes to tooth extraction in Brunswick suburb, Lygon Family Dental is here to provide you quality and professional dental services.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Extractions: Unfortunately, some teeth are unable to be saved due to extensive decay or infection, and the best option is to have the tooth extracted. Most cases can be managed here at Lygon Family Dental, and our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible during the process and provide supportive follow-up care.
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal: Your third molars, commonly known as your wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. If healthy and functional your wisdom teeth can be useful. However, there are also reasons behind why you may need to consider removing your wisdom teeth. In some cases, your wisdom teeth are in fact healthy, but because of orthodontic treatment they need to be removed. In other cases, your wisdom teeth can become impacted or only partially erupt through the gum in a misalignment. When impacted or partially impacted, your wisdom teeth can cause swelling, pain and even infection of the surrounding gum. They can also put pressure on the adjacent teeth, which can result in permanent damage to these otherwise healthy teeth and their surrounding bone. Sometimes, impacted or partially impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to the formation of cysts, and in worse case scenarios even tumours, which could potentially destroy an entire section of your jaw. Lastly, a fully erupted wisdom tooth needs to be removed because they are very hard to clean and can become severely decayed. So for these reasons sometimes the smart move is to have your wisdom teeth removed.
  • The Treatment: Whether your dentist or a specialist is performing the extraction the procedure is the same. First, a local anaesthetic is given to make the procedure more comfortable. In some cases, your doctor may elect to administer nitrous oxide gas in addition to the anaesthetic or use a general anaesthetic to put you under entirely.

    Once the area is numb, the extraction begins. A dental instrument called an elevator is used to wiggle the tooth in its socket. After the tooth is loosened it is removed using forceps or in some more complicated cases, a surgical hand piece is also used to assist with the removal of the tooth.

  • Extraction’s Possible Complications: Like most other procedures, tooth extraction is not free of possible complications. You should be aware that there is a slight chance of infection, tenderness, prolonged bleeding, dry socket and loosening of neighbouring teeth or their fillings or crowns. Another rare possibility is an upper tooth getting displaced into the sinus. Lastly, jaw fracture and temporary or permanent numbness are also very rare possibilities.

When Should I Remove My Wisdom Tooth?

When should you have your wisdom teeth removed? There is no single right answer for everyone; however, if your dentist has advised you that your wisdom teeth look potentially problematic it’s generally best to remove them sooner rather than later.

This advice is based on the fact that the younger you are, the faster you heal. The likeliness of lingering numbness, jaw fracture or other complications also increases with age. Lastly, the longer you leave a troublesome wisdom tooth in your mouth, the longer it has to cause further problems in the future.

Are you looking for a dentist in Brunswick East? Turn to the highly experienced team at Lygon Family Dental. We can also assist with emergency dental services in Melbourne.

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