What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction, or dental extraction, is quite simply when a dentist removes a tooth from the mouth. This can be done for a wide variety of reasons – sometimes it is because a tooth has become too damaged for repair and need to be extracted so that it can be replaced with a dental implant or denture. This can happen because of decay or trauma. A tooth extraction may also be performed to make room for an orthodontic treatment such as a dental brace. Impacted wisdom teeth which are unable to grow properly into the mouth may also require to be extracted.
What’s involved in a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is normally done under local anaesthetic, however we take great care to help patients who are nervous with dentists or needles. To find out more about how we can help you if you feel this way click here. After the anaesthetic is applied, the dentist will remove the tooth from the mouth taking care to cause as little discomfort as possible.
Tooth extraction under general anaesthetic
Under certain rare conditions, it may be required for the tooth extraction to take place under general anaesthetic. Your dentist will take you through when this is required, and if there are any other options available. We take great care to ensure that the best method is used for the patient. We will only ever suggest the right course of action for you.
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