All Possible Conditions That Demands for Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the dental procedure for tooth removal from a socket in the jaw bone. There are several situations or reasons when a person needs help of dental surgeon for tooth extraction. Normally, people need to remove a tooth due to major damage in the tooth such as broken teeth, excessive tooth decay, periodontal disease, crowded teeth, fractured or cracked teeth, impacted wisdom teeth and many more. In order to prevent other dental problems to be occurring due to infections or to prevent from dental diseases, the tooth pulling out procedure is required.

Tooth Extraction

Types of Tooth Extractions

Simple Tooth Extraction is carried out under local anesthetic to remove the tooth. A tooth removal procedure is performed using forceps to shake a tooth to fragment periodontal ligaments and push it out from the gums. It requires steady and slow pressure for tooth removal.

Surgical Tooth Extraction is required when the dentist has no alternatives to remove affected tooth easily. One should require oral dental surgery in such situation. It normally requires when a tooth does not break through the gum line completely or the tooth breaks under the gum line. The surgery requires incisions in the gums and requires cracking the tooth in many pieces to remove it easily.

There are different situation for different people that they need to go for tooth extraction as shown below.

Tooth Extraction for Damage Teeth

Periodontal Diseases – Due to periodontal disease such as extensive jawbone loss and gum issue and intense periodontal pockets, it badly affects tooth and need for its extraction. Above the age of 40 years, it becomes common problems to extract tooth due to bone loss affected by periodontal disease.

Wisdom or Impacted Teeth – Impacted teeth are the teeth when wisdom teeth do not erupt in proper position due to not enough space or other reasons. Normally, wisdom teeth make an impact on other teeth and grow into other molars or horizontally. If wisdom teeth are not impacted, then also it becomes known as a source of other dental problems.

Tooth Decay – Tooth damaging due to severe tooth decay that become not possible for dentist to restore through dental treatment such as dental crowning, filling and other treatment, it requires tooth extraction.

Cracked Teeth or Root – Sometimes due to mouth injuries or other reasons, if there is severe fracture that have cracked teeth or root which cannot possible to treat using root canal treatment or apicoectomy need extraction of a small part of the tooth.

Root Canal Failing – A root canal treatment is required to stop the infection from abscessed tooth or infected teeth. A failing of root canal treatment needs tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction for Healthy Teeth

Some people need to remove healthy teeth due to different reasons such as orthodontic treatment, proper teeth eruption problem and many more.

Non-functional Teeth – In many children, if there baby teeth do not fall over the time; they need this procedure allows erupting the permanent teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment – People having teeth crowding problem need this treatment. Tooth crowding makes crooked teeth. Hence, it requires extraction of some teeth before placing braces to make space for the other teeth to shift into a proper position.

Denture Purpose – In people who have only a few teeth and not become enough stronger they need to pull them out in order to make complete denture. For people when their remaining teeth are not capable to support partial denture, they need a full denture. In such case, they need to remove their health teeth.

Other Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Infection Risk – In some therapy, such as organ transplant, chemotherapy and other treatment that weakens the immune system, it requires tooth extraction. If any tooth of person has a higher risk of infection need removal of teeth to prevent any major complications.

Cosmetics – People who have poor teeth appearance and tooth restoration is not possible need extraction of teeth.

Radiation Therapy – People suffering from neck and head cancer need radiation therapy which requires pulling out of some teeth in the radiation field if it becomes obstacles in the treatment.

Psychiatric Patient – Patient with severe psychiatric problems with a history of biting people need a tooth extraction for prevention purpose.

Cost Factor – Many people cannot afford costly dental treatment, if their dental disease is severe. In such cases, they have no alternate other than removal of their teeth.

Oral dental surgery is complicated for people who are suffering from other disease such as diabetes, blood pressure cardiac related or other problems. In such case, you should discuss your problems with your dentist before go for surgery in order to prevent any complication during or after surgery. You should also discuss with your surgeon about your medical complications or drug reactions if any for successful dental surgery.

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Dental Fillings

Why live with painful and unsightly cavities when you can have them filled by our dentists in a painless procedure!
In order to repair a cavity, the decayed portion of your tooth will be removed by your dentist. The portion of the tooth occupied by the decayed material will then be filled. Fillings are utilised to repair teeth that are broken, cracked, or that have cavities.

What Are The Steps For Filling Teeth?
Initially, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the area that surrounds the tooth. Novocaine is normally used. Then, a drill, laser, or air abrasion will be utilised to remove the area that is decayed. The type of instrument that is used will depend on the preference and training of your dentist, along with the extent and location of the tooth decay.

Your dentist will then test and probe the area of decay to ensure that all decayed material has been removed. After the removal of the decay, the space to be occupied by the filling will be cleaned so that all debris and bacteria are removed. If the area of the decay is close to the root, a liner constructed of a composite resin, glass ionomer or other type of material may be used in order to provide protection to the nerve. After the insertion of the filling, it will be finished and polished.

Additional steps are needed for fillings that are tooth-coloured. Subsequent to the removal of decay and cleaning of the area, the material that is tooth-coloured will be applied in layers. A specially designed light that hardens or cures each layer is used. After the completion of the multi-layering procedure, the composite material will be shaped by your dentist, excess material will be trimmed, and it will be polished.

Filling Materials Used
There are several types of filling materials that are currently available. Teeth may be filled with porcelain, gold, silver amalgam, or tooth-coloured composite resins. Silver amalgam is comprised of mercury with tin, silver, copper, and zinc mixed with it. The extent and location of the cavity, expense of filling material, insurance coverage of the patient, and the recommendation of the dentist will determine the kind of filling material that will best suit your needs

Gold Fillings

  • Extremely durable – will usually last for the life of the patient. Will not corrode.
  • Strength – Can withstand almost any chewing forces
  • Aesthetics – Some people prefer the look of gold to sliver amalgam


  • Expense – more costly than other types of material. Can be 10 X more costly than amalgam
  • Multiple Office Visits – requires a minimum of two visits
  • Aesthetics – some patients don’t like its appearance

Silver Amalgam Fillings

  • Durability – Normally lasts longer than composites. Normally lasts ten to fifteen years or more.
  • Strength – able to withstand all chewing forces
  • Expense – costs less than gold or composite fillings


  • Generally poor aesthetics – natural colour of teeth is not matched
  • Requires more space – A portion of the tooth that is healthy must be removed, at times, to provide a large enough area for the amalgam filling.
  • Discolouration – a hue that is greyish may be imparted to the adjacent tooth structure
  • Fractures and Cracks – All teeth expand and contract with temperature changes, which can cause cracking. However, amalgam materials may expand and contract to a greater extent than other materials, leading to an increased incidence of fractures and cracks.
  • Allergies – approximately 1% of patients have allergies to the mercury that is in silver amalgam

Composite Fillings – Tooth Coloured

  • Aesthetics – composites can be closely matched to the colour of the patient’s teeth. They are particularly useful for teeth that are visible
  • Bonding – composite fillings will bond chemically with a tooth and provide structural support to the tooth
  • Versatile – can also be utilised in the repair of broken, worn, or chipped teeth
  • Space requirement – at times less tooth material is needed to be removed in comparison to silver amalgam fillings when preparing a space for this filling.


  • Reduced durability – Composite fillings do not last as long as amalgams or gold. In addition, they often don’t hold up as well under the pressure of use, particularly if they are used to fill large cavities.
  • Takes Longer – due to the process needed to fill a tooth with composite materials, it takes longer in the dentists chair to place them.
  • More than one visit – if composites are being used for onlays or inlays, it may require more than one office visit
  • Chipping – composite materials are more likely to chip than amalgams
  • Cost – composite filling may cost twice as much as amalgam fillings

Additional Filling Materials
In addition to composite resins that are tooth coloured, there are two other types of tooth-coloured fillings. Glass ionomer and ceramics.

Glass Ionomer
This material is constructed of a specific type of glass and acrylic. It is commonly utilised on fillings that are beneath the gum line and for young children. This material releases fluoride, which may protect a tooth from additional decay. Nevertheless, glass ionomer is not as strong as composite resin and more prone to fracture and wear. It normally lasts for five years or less and the expense is similar to composites.

Usually constructed of porcelain. Ceramics are stain resistant, compared to composites, but are more abrasive. Ceramics are very durable, and usually last for 15 years or more, but, they are costly, and the expense can be similar to gold.

Porcelain Crown & Veneers

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Porcelain Crown and Veneers from Monash Dental Group
Remember; beautiful and aesthetically appealing cosmetic dentistry is not a matter of chance; it demands an experienced clinician who is sensitive to your unique needs and an expert dental ceramist who leverages the art and science of dentistry to deliver optimal results. At Monash Dental Group, we boast an expert team of experienced cosmetic dentists, who have extensive experience in fitting patients with porcelain veneers and crowns. Our first-class porcelain veneers and crowns are highly effective for your unique functional and cosmetic needs.

At Monash Dental Group, our products are expertly crafted to compliment your age, gender, expectations, and facial features. We leverage the expertise of the best dental ceramists to guarantee that the veneers and crowns are of premium quality, resilient, and possess excellent craftsmanship. We work diligently to provide you with a top-quality product that beautifully compliments your face, while simultaneously restoring the function and aesthetics of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers
Typically, porcelain veneers are a form of thin laminates of chinaware that are securely bonded to the surface of the tooth. For diverse dental problems, it is one of the most aesthetically appealing means of enhancing your smile. Veneers are one of the most popular treatments for restoration of chips, spaces, fractures, unshapely and discoloured teeth, or misaligned and rotated teeth. They deliver an unmatched cosmetic makeover that allows alteration of shape, position, size, and the colour of your teeth. Monash Dental Group boasts experienced cosmetic dentists who deliver exceptional results with porcelain veneers. We feature:

  • Dramatic yet aesthetically beautiful and natural cosmetic dental enhancement
  • Durable, high quality, and permanent
  • Enhanced self esteem

The procedure typically requires two appointments. At first, the tooth is prepared for minimal reduction to make enough space for the porcelain veneer. A mould of the tooth is taken for fabrication, which takes approximately 2 weeks. In the next visit, the permanent veneer is bonded in place.

Crowns are a rigid and strong cap that restores the tooth to its natural function and anatomic contours, as well as protects the underlying tooth. In certain conditions, where veneers are not possible, crowns are a suitable option. Some of the scenarios in which crowns may be used include tooth fractures, large restorations, functionally compromised teeth, history of root canal therapy, and acute damage due to decay. There are a wide range of choices available in crowns and bridges.

Dental crown procedures take just two appointments, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. First, the tooth is prepared for reduction and an impression is taken for fabrication. A temporary, plastic crown in fitted while the mould is being fabricated. In the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown is secured permanently into position. The fabrication procedure may take time depending on the type of crown.

Monash Dental Group is an expert in crowns and veneers, delivering matchless quality and desired results. The key benefits are:

  • Extensive protection and support to the compromised or damaged teeth
  • Natural and aesthetically enhanced appearance
  • Restoration of full functions and a confident smile

Contact the professionals at Monash Dental Group for more details on porcelain veneers and crowns. We guarantee excellent quality and fantastic results in a cost-effective manner.