Removal of teeth
Unfortunately, not all teeth can be restored and there are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed. Removing a tooth should be a last resort as no artificial replacement is stronger and/or as efficient for biting and chewing than a natural tooth.
Your tooth may need to be removed if there is:
- a dental abscess and root canal treatment is not possible;
- severe bone loss due to gum disease;
- impacted and/or infected wisdom teeth;
- space needed for orthodontic treatment;
- retained baby teeth.
If you do need to have a tooth removed, our team of experienced and gentle dentists ensure your procedure is pain free and that you are comfortable every step of the way.
Surgical removal of wisdom teeth
Most people notice their wisdom teeth starting to come through between the age of 16 and 25. Some people do not have enough space in their jaw for their wisdom teeth and they become impacted. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it can become infected and/or damage the tooth in front. In some cases your orthodontist may prefer you to have your wisdom teeth out as a precaution to ensure your orthodontic work is not affected.
Before any surgical procedure your dentist will discuss what’s involved and any risks or complications you should be aware of. In most cases, wisdom teeth can be removed safely at our practice. However, if your wisdom teeth are in a complex position your dentist may recommend you see a specialist for a second opinion and management.
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