For when it’s time to say goodbye…
Our primary focus is on preventive care, but if a tooth is beyond repair and a filling, crown or other restorative treatment just won’t help, we may have to take it out.
An extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket and, as well as decay and damage, there are a number of other reasons why it may have to go, including:
- Gum disease – if left untreated this can damage gum tissue and bone, and eventually lead to wobbly teeth.
- Preparing for orthodontic treatment – to make more space prior to wearing a brace.
- Prior to a denture fitting – so replacement teeth fit perfectly.
- Wisdom teeth – located right at the back of your mouth, these four teeth tend to make an appearance in young adulthood, when there may be insufficient room for them to emerge. They can come through at an angle, only partially peep out or get stuck against the tooth in front. This can make them prone to infection and pain, so it may be best to say cheerio to these troublesome teeth.
If you do need an extraction, please don’t panic, we will do everything we can to make the procedure as simple and pain-free as possible.