Removing a Tooth

Tooth Extraction

What is an Extraction?

An extraction is a procedure where a tooth is removed by your dentist. The removal of the tooth could be due to a number of reasons, the most common one being deep decay which has infected the nerve of the tooth, also known as the pulp. Other situations where an extraction may be indicated include: severely broken teeth, severe gum disease and impacted teeth.

What’s involved?

After examining your tooth and discussing all treatment options, if an extraction is deemed necessary, the dentist will then asses if the extraction can be done in that appointment. In some cases, if the tooth is quite infected, a course of antibiotics may need to be completed by the patient before the extraction can be done.

Prior to beginning the extraction, your dentist will discuss the procedure with you including possible complications and complete a consent form.  If you have any questions or concerns at this stage, please do not hesitate to ask.

After the tooth is removed, your dentist will go through some important home care instructions for your extraction site.  We will call you in the next few days to make sure you are healing well and feeling comfortable.

What happens in the long term?

Generally, patients heal very well after extractions and replacement of the missing tooth can be discussed with your Dentist at any stage.

When teeth become infected, they cannot be definitively treated by antibiotics.

The cause of the infection must be treated or else the bacteria will continue to fester in the body.

An infection can develop without causing any pain but continue to damage the tooth and surrounding tissues.

Modern techniques allow our gentle dentists to remove teeth as comfortably as possible.

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