Teeth have to be taken out for many reasons and I am expert in taking teeth out quickly, efficiently and most of all, painlessly.
The removal of a broken down tooth or multiple teeth, such as wisdom teeth, can be a daunting experience. Whilst minor oral surgical procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic only (LA), many people would like ‘something’ in addition to the local anaesthetic to help them cope with the extraction. The use of a full general anaesthetic is often unnecessarily invasive, costly and requires a trip to the hospital. Fortunately, intravenous sedation techniques can provide the ideal environment for oral surgery. Modern day sedative agents are water-soluble and wear off rapidly and you are not ‘paralysed and tubed’ as you would be during a general anaesthetic.
At your initial consultation I will discuss with you why your teeth should be removed (or why they should NOT be removed – not every wisdom tooth, for example, requires removal!) Benefits versus risks will be discussed, along with the various techniques for their removal. An OPG X-ray will be required at the initial consultation to give me a general overview of your mouth. After your consultation, you will be given written pre-operative instructions and a quote, along with the health fund item numbers associated with your procedure.
On the day of surgery, you will be given detailed written post-operative instructions, a work certificate and a script for antibiotics and painkillers. We normally phone you the next day to check on your well being and I will see you approximately one month later, to check on your recovery. If referred, I will write a report to your dentist and return your radiographs.