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Before the procedure, we will provide a topical anaesthesia spray/gel before giving you the injection to make you as comfortable as possible. During your tooth extraction, you will feel sense of pressure and you should not feel any pain. If you however, begin to feel pain at any point during the procedure, let us know right away, and we will add more anaesthesia to relief the pain
Yes. This is because the teeth next to the extracted or missing tooth will shift toward each other and try to fill the space. This will result in a partial gap and crooked teeth, which are difficult to clean and maintain. This shift in the alignment of your teeth will also have a negative impact on your bite and the way you chew your food.
Perhaps the best option to replace a missing tooth is to place an implant. Dental implants most closely mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth.
Fixed bridges are also a viable option after an extraction. The bridge is cemented or bonded in place and cannot be removed by the wearer.
Denture is another option that replaces a missing tooth by using a gum-coloured plate that you wear at the top of your mouth. The replacement tooth on this plate is a customized design to align with the missing tooth spot in your mouth.
Braces can address teeth that are misaligned, crowded, spacing between teeth, and jawlines that don’t neatly close over each other.
Braces have long been a popular choice for treating misaligned teeth and jaws among teenagers and young adults. Besides being minimally invasive, braces only cause temporary minimal discomfort, and the cost is also affordable.
Yes. Porcelain veneers is another option to correct dental problems such as crooked, or mildly misaligned dentition. Veneers are thin, hard shells of porcelain bonded permanently to the front of a tooth. Veneers are quite strong and are also resistant to staining.
The main alternative to having an extraction is a root canal treatment. Your dentist will make a thorough assessment if the tooth is suitable for root canal treatment.
You should see your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing recurrent or severe pain. More often than not, they will advise to remove your wisdom tooth either by normal extraction or minor surgery if it is impacted. An x-ray will be carried out to have a clearer view before removing the tooth.
Just like other tooth removal, we will apply local anaesthesia to numb the area so you will only feel pressure instead of pain. After the anaesthesia effect starts to worn off, you will gradually feel some pain or discomfort. You can take the medications we provide and you will feel relieved soon enough.
In most cases, you don’t need to remove it, unless the tooth is causing pain, or X-ray reveals that they didn’t grow properly that may lead to other problems.
The recovery period can take several days and in some cases there may still be swelling and discomfort for a week or more. Use ice packs, enjoy soft foods and keep your mouth clean with simple salt water.