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Wherever possible, we will endeavour to protect your natural teeth from requiring extraction.

However, in some cases this is the most effective way to ensure the long-term health of your mouth.

Reasons why a tooth extraction might be necessary

  • A tooth can’t come through because it is impacted (this is very common with wisdom teeth).
  • A tooth is severely damaged, loose as a result of gum disease or infected, and root canal treatment is no longer a viable course of action.
  • You may need crowded teeth extracted prior to starting orthodontic treatment.

FAQs

1. How will it feel to have a tooth extracted?

Modern developments in the field of dentistry have paved the way for discomfort-free extractions. You should be comfortable throughout as we use a local anaesthetic before gently removing the tooth from its socket.

If you feel some discomfort after treatment, this should only be very minor and easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.

2. Can I go back to my normal routine afterwards? 

We recommend setting some time aside to rest after your tooth has been extracted. Any discomfort usually resolves within a few hours.

3. Do I need to replace my extracted tooth? 

If you are having your wisdom teeth removed, these don’t need to be replaced. However, if you have lost a tooth due to gum disease, a dental infection or as a result of facial trauma, it’s in the interest of your oral health to replace them. We recommend having a dental implant placed, which will ensure your jawbone remains strong and healthy. Implants are the restoration that have the most likeness to real teeth, as they replace the root of your lost tooth.

We recommend a bone graft once a tooth has been replaced, as this will prevent your jawbone from receding. We can also perform bone grafting to prepare a patient with low jaw bone density for dental implants.

Read more about dental implantshere.

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