Sometimes it just needs to come out.

 

While tooth extraction is not usually the first option for treating dental disorders, sometimes a tooth may need to be removed.
Some of the reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted include:

Significant decay or damage to the tooth
Gum disease
To improve appearance, such as with orthodontic treatment
Extensive tooth cracks
Fitting of braces may require teeth extraction to create room in the mouth.
Poor positioning or functionality

Extractions are performed under a local anaesthetic utilising special dental tools and instruments to remove the tooth from its socket.
Our caring dentist’s will do everything they can to ensure our patients, experience very little discomfort throughout the procedure.

Wisdom teeth (also called third molars) are often extracted either before or after they erupt. This usually happens in late teens or early 20s.
Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are stuck in the jaw and can’t erupt properly – They must be removed if they are decayed or cause pain.
Some wisdom teeth are blocked by other teeth or there may be no room for them to erupt. This can irritate the gum, causing pain and swelling.

 

Once a tooth has been removed, your Dentist will provide you with the treatment options available for replacing the lost tooth.
This may include options such as implants, fixed bridges or dentures.

As with all types of surgery, dental extractions have associated risks and possible post operative complications.
These will be discussed with you prior to the commencement of any procedure.

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