Mobile Tooth Extractions
Loose tooth or root stumps? Pain from the mouth or sharp teeth cutting your cheek or tongue? We can handle a range of tooth extractions on-site at nursing homes or aged care facilities using the highest level of infection control and Aseptic techniques. We also offer Specialist Anesthetist Services with our Mobile Anesthetic Team for those who wish to be asleep for the procedure.
Should You Have a Tooth Extraction?
Sometimes a tooth cannot be restored or kept and doing more harm than good. A sharp or sore tooth can affect eating, drinking, quality of life and cause aggravation or aggression in those who are affected.
Who Needs An Extraction?
Here are typical reasons a patient may require a tooth extraction or extractions:
- Bone loss around the tooth
- An impacted wisdom tooth
- Fracture of a tooth
- Tooth rot
- Non-functioning teeth
- Irreversible infection
- Irreparable tooth decay
How Is the Procedure Done?
Simple tooth extractions involve anesthesia to numb the area. Once numbness is confirmed, the dentist uses an instrument to move gum tissue away from the tooth to be extracted.
A drill or laser is used to gain access to the deepest areas of the tooth. Instruments are used to loosen the tooth so it can be pushed down with forceps until it pops out of its socket. The area is then checked to make sure no fragments or infected tissue are left behind. A sterile saline solution is used to wash the area, stitches are placed, and the gum tissue is replaced to its original position.
What are the Benefits?
Benefits of tooth extraction include improved dental esthetics, increased self-esteem, and improved socialising. A healthy mouth is also vital to proper nutrition. With strong, healthy teeth, elderly patients are able to chew adequately and increase their chance of consuming a balanced diet.
Have a Question?
We Answer Your FAQs
Typically, healing from a tooth extraction consists of applying an ice pack to the area and biting on gauze for 30 minutes in a recovery area. Pain medication is prescribed if needed, and a follow-up is usually completed a week after the extraction to monitor healing.
It typically takes two weeks to fully heal from a tooth extraction.
It is often recommended to avoid harder foods during the first 24 hours following a tooth extraction. Soft, cool foods such as smoothies and yogurts can be a great option during the first 24 hours after a tooth extraction.