Dental Extractions

Dental Extraction is a removal of a tooth from the mouth. It is performed for a wide variety of reasons.

Tooth decay – If the decay is severely advanced and the nerves and blood vessels in the tooth have been infected, and are unsuitable for root canal treatment.

Impacted wisdom teeth – Sometimes our mouths are simply not big enough to accommodate these teeth. The teeth become impacted (stuck), this can cause infection and pain.

Orthodontics (braces) – Teeth can erupt in many different positions, if this happens you may have to have teeth extracted so your other teeth can be brought into line.

Periodontal disease - Bacterial infection under the gum damages the tissue which connects the tooth to the gum; as the disease progresses, the bone anchoring the tooth to the jaw begins to dissolve, resulting in the tooth becoming loose.

Teeth that have been damaged by trauma.

Certain medical conditions  may require teeth to be extracted.  

Your dentist will examine your tooth and explain the reasons why your tooth needs to be extracted, a radiograph will be taken to help plan the best way to remove the tooth and to see if an abscess is present. If an abscess is present your dentist will give you a course of antibiotics before your tooth is extracted. Your dentist will ask you about your medical history. You must list every medication you are taking even if you have purchased it from over the counter, as some medications can complicate an extraction Tell your dentist if you are anxious about the procedure as sedation is available. If your dentist does not carry out sedation he will refer you to a practice that does.   

"Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner."

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