Having a tooth removed or extracted is avoided where possible but if necessary, it often improves or enhances your general dental health. By removing the affected tooth, we can then focus on your remaining healthy teeth and preserve them for as long as possible.
Tooth extraction is the last option for our dentists, as we will always try to look after your natural teeth and keep them in place.
However, there are many reasons you may require an extraction, these include:
- A tooth has been broken or decayed beyond repair and is causing pain
- Advanced periodontal disease where teeth are mobile, and gums are infected
- Impacted wisdom teeth which are decayed or infected, causing pain and swelling
- A tooth requiring repeated root canal treatment with a poor prognosis
- Overcrowding of the teeth which require space to be straightened in Orthodontics
While we can perform most tooth extractions comfortably within our practice, in more complex cases, we may refer you to an oral surgeon who may offer intravenous sedation or relative analgesia. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a general anaesthetic instead, especially where multiple extractions or surgery is required.
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