It’s important to note that tooth extraction is usually considered a last resort, we will typically explore other treatment options to save a tooth before recommending extraction. If you suspect you may need a tooth extraction, it’s essential to consult with us so we can assess your oral health and provide appropriate recommendations tailored to your specific needs.
Teeth removal will only ever be on the basis of the tooth being unsalvageable. We base this decision on whether there is enough tooth structure to support a filling or crown where there is decay, and if there is enough bone and gum support to maintain the tooth if there is any infection present.
We will always discuss the options to replace missing teeth before the teeth are removed so that you are fully informed about the whole process.
This includes the following:
- Do nothing and review
We are also able to pre-fabricate a temporary denture or bridge before the extraction to place straight away after the extraction so that you will not have a gap present at all.
Dental extractions need not be painful as once the local anaesthetic has been given, the area will become numb. We will not proceed if you are in pain and will always provide you with enough anaesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible!
Once the tooth is removed, all of the post-operative instructions and advice will be provided so that you are able to look after the area accordingly.