Extractions / Oral Surgery
If a tooth is so badly broken or decayed that it cannot be saved even with root canal treatments, then the tooth will need to be extracted. Failure to remove a tooth in this condition will lead to painful abscesses and infection. Impacted wisdom teeth very often require extraction also, due to them causing repeated infections.
Tooth extractions typically involve the following:
Before the procedure you may require an x-ray of your teeth.
Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you may be given a local anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment to extract teeth with the utmost care and your recovery can be surprisingly quick.
In the case of wisdom tooth extractions, you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. In cases of advanced gum disease or periodontitis, antibiotics will be prescribed to reduce the risk of further infection.
Extractions at 108 Dental
The dentists at 108 Dental are experienced in giving comfortable anaesthetics for pain-free extractions when they are needed. Patients who are worried about losing a tooth can be reassured that there are several excellent options for replacing missing teeth. Please see the section on 'Missing Teeth' for more information.
Safe and sterile procedure.
Quick recovery and healing time with reduced infection risk.
Sustained good oral health.