While tooth extraction is not usually the first option for treating dental disorders, sometimes a tooth may need to be removed.
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
Some of the reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted in-clude
- Significant decay or damage to the tooth.
- Gum disease
- Extensive tooth cracks
- Poor positioning or functionality.
Tooth extraction can be completed in the Dental chair using local anaesthetic. The extraction procedure may or may not involve surgery. The procedure will be determined by a patient’s health, age, the location of the tooth and the complexity of the root formation. Your Dentist will discuss the best treatment options for you, and will require an x-ray of the tooth concerned in order to view the root location and formation, and the density of the supporting bone.
Once a tooth has been removed, your Dentist will provide you with the treatment options available for replacing the lost tooth. This may include options such as implants, fixed bridges or den-tures.
As with all types of surgery, dental extractions have associated risks and possible post operative complications. These will be discussed with you prior to the commencement of any procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The last teeth to emerge in a person’s mouth are called wisdom teeth, located at the back of both the upper and lower row of teeth. Surfacing much later than all other teeth – during the teenage years or later – wisdom teeth often fail to position them-selves correctly as they develop. Common complications include swelling, gum disease, damage to other teeth, cysts and other oral issues.
The most common reason for wisdom teeth problems is that there is insufficient room along the jaw for the wisdom teeth to surface completely and ‘fit’ in the mouth. As a result, they can in-stead become impacted (grow sideways), placing pressure on surrounding bone structures and teeth. When this occurs, the wisdom teeth must be extracted.
Our Dentists at the Tooth Booth are experienced in surgical extractions. Call us today to book a consultation where we can outline treatment methods, what is involved and how to best care for your oral health post-removal.