Sometime a tooth extraction is necessary. Your dentist’s focus is to help save all your natural teeth, but at times the only other option is to pull a damaged tooth before it causes more harm. The reasons why the dentist may decide on a tooth extraction are:
- Severe decay that compromises the health of the tooth and surrounding gums and teeth
- Abscessed tooth or damaged tooth from trauma
- Orthodontic correction
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Periodontal disease and gum disease
When your teeth are extracted, they are removed completely. You will be under local anaesthesia to prevent any pain. Before the extraction, a thorough examination of the tooth and surrounding tissues must be performed, and the dentist will explain the whole procedure and give you an instruction what to do after the extraction to prevent infection and support healing.
Problem with wisdom teeth:
Wisdom teeth appear uneventfully usually between the ages of 17 and 24 but they can come through much later than this. Occasionally they can cause problems like:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Recurring infections
- Abscesses in gums
And because of these they may need removing.
Should your wisdom teeth require removal, your dentist will explain the procedure itself, the sedation options (if required), and anticipated aftercare.