Tooth extraction may be necessary if you have a tooth that is severely damaged and cannot be repaired without risking damage to the remaining teeth or if you have a wisdom tooth that has not broken through the gum and is causing discomfort.
Before any teeth are removed, your practitioner will conduct a thorough examination including x-ray imaging to determine the condition of the tooth and its surrounding tissues. As with all of our treatments, they will explain the best course of action both the resolve the issue at hand and for your future oral health.
Tooth extraction can seem daunting but is a very straightforward procedure and anxiety can make your discomfort seem much worse. We create a relaxed atmosphere, a full explanation of the procedure and a range of anaesthesia and sedation options to help calm even the most anxious patient.
In the case of an impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth with a complicated root position or structure, your regular dentist may refer you to our in-house expert oral surgeon who will perform the extraction. If there is an infection or abscess at the site of the tooth, your dentist will deal with this accordingly.
After a tooth extraction you may feel some discomfort and difficulty eating and drinking; we will discuss what to expect before and after the extraction with you and explain how to take care of the extraction site. It is important that you allow yourself plenty of rest after a tooth extraction.