Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to come through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming out at an angle rather than straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially. With years of experience in dental extractions, we specialize in making the extraction process quick, easy, and comfortable. Book your consultation today and let us maintain the health and function of your smile!
The Extraction Process
STEP 1: Identifying the Issue
When a tooth needs to be removed it has the potential to cause an infection. Extractions can range from a single tooth removal to removing multiple teeth all at once. Each situation is unique and we will work with you to decide the best solution for you and your overall health.
STEP 2: The Removal Process
Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient a local anaesthetic can be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. We also offer laughing gas which can be discussed between the dentist and patient.
STEP 3: Minimal Invasive Technique
Extractions are a common procedure and should not cause undue stress. We use a non-traumatic technique to gently glide teeth out when performing extractions. This allows for faster recovery time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are Invisalign trays custom made for me?
The dentist will perform a quick and accurate 3D scan of your mouth. Advanced technology is used to model and custom create your trays. Every gumline is different, so your trays are custom trimmed for the most comfortable fit.
What are the cost of aligners?
The cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment plan. We will provide you with an estimate after your initial consultation.
How do I care for my Invisalign trays?
Twice a day, remove your tray and clean it and your teeth before putting it back in. Always rinse your aligner before you put it back in, and try not to let it sit in open air when you aren’t wearing it. You may soak your aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals and carefully rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Do not eat or drink with your trays in, and do not use toothpaste to clean your trays. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions when you receive your first trays.
Does my insurance cover aligners?
You must speak with your insurance provider to find out if they will cover Invisalign. After an initial consultation, we can provide you with an estimate that you can take to your provider.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign makes changes to your teeth very gradually. Minor changes can be made in a few short weeks with little discomfort, and more complex changes can occur over a longer span of time to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible. There may be some discomfort, but if your Invisalign hurts, let us know.
How long do I have to wear Invisalign?
In general, most of the orthodontic cases that we treat with Invisalign take as little as 6 months to 14 months! You can come in for a new set of aligners every 4-6 weeks.