Tooth Removal Paddington
Retaining your natural teeth is ideal, but there may be times when a tooth needs to be removed; for example, in the case of: (1) extensive decay; (2) periodontitis that has caused a bone infection; (3) an irreparable fracture causing pulp damage; or (4) an impacted wisdom tooth.
There may also be rare occasions where removal of children’s teeth is required to prevent crowding or crooked teeth. These conditions are best addressed by orthodontic treatments.
Following the removal of your tooth, you will be given post-operative care instructions. You may experience swelling and soreness that can last a few hours or a few days, depending on your procedure. You should follow the dosage instructions when pain relief medication is required. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours.
Wisdom teeth is commonly referred to as ‘third molars’ – the large teeth at the back of the mouth that usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. If your wisdom teeth are hurting then they may be impacted (i.e. not fully erupted because of blockage from other teeth). Our dentist will assess the condition of your wisdom tooth, as well as the risks involved in removing it. External referrals will be made if the procedure is required to be conducted under general anaesthetic (where patients are put to sleep in an operating theatre). Please note that removal of wisdom teeth under general anaesthetic will incur additional costs such as private hospital accommodation and theatre fees, anaesthetist fees, and specialist fees.