Thanks to recent advances in dentistry, tooth removal is the last resort.

To keep a healthy mouth, sometimes extractions are necessary. No one likes the idea of having a tooth removed but we make it a priority to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during any dental extractions.

What’s involved?

We use local anaesthetics to numb the tooth all around. Once you are numb you will not feel much other than pressure. Before any removal, I test the area to ensure you are comfortable for me to continue. The tooth is then carefully removed from the socket and the area is packed to ensure bleeding is controlled once prior to leaving my surgery.

What are surgical extractions?

Sometimes when a tooth is heavily broken or buried inside the jaw bone with little to grab hold of; then we need to surgically remove the tooth. We use advanced techniques to allow us to remove tricky teeth, whilst keeping you comfortable.

The techniques are used primarily to gain access to the tooth and usually requires a few stitches afterwards. Similar to simple extractions, you may feel some pressure but no pain.

Are you anxious about having a tooth out?

Generally, we are able to make all patients feel at ease however for special circumstances or if you’re very nervous, we can prescribe mild sedatives to be taken the night before and on the day of the extraction to make you feel more relaxed.

What happens once the tooth is removed?

If you have missing teeth or a tooth removed, the jaw bone in the area the tooth once was, starts to shrink back to some extent. This means any current dentures may become loose and require replacing as the gum and bone moves away from the base of the denture.

For dental implants to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, which is strong enough to hold and support the implant. If this is not the case, you may need some other treatment before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation, bone grafting or other oral surgery treatments.

At your consultation, our Implantologist will determine how much bone is available and the shape of the bone. This assessment is done through visual examination, palpation of the bone ridge and advanced x-ray techniques.

What can be used to replace missing teeth?

In dentistry, we have 3 main options to replace any missing teeth. These include:

  1. Full or Partial Denture
  2. Bridges
  3. Implants

Depending on the condition of your mouth and the location of the space(s), We will assess and plan what is best for your oral health, explaining all options prior to any removal procedure and taking your wishes into consideration.

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