Tooth extraction, also known as tooth removal, is a procedure available at our Smile Care Dental Clinic & Implant Center in Airoli.
Reasons A Tooth Needs To Be Removed
When a tooth has suffered significant damage, or is at risk of damaging other teeth or your gums, and can’t be fixed with treatment such as a Root canal, filling or crown, it may need to be extracted. We try to remove teeth only as a last resort, but depending on the circumstances and extent of the damage, there may be no other option but for a tooth or multiple teeth to be removed.
The removal of wisdom teeth, which are the four teeth furthest back in your mouth – one in each corner – and are the last of your teeth to grow, is a common procedure. Wisdom teeth can cause problems for some people because of the lack of space available in a person’s mouth at the point they erupt through the gum. This can cause them to emerge at an angle, get stuck and/or impact other teeth, which can cause irritation, pain, swelling and/or infection.
A tooth may also need to be extracted if the centre of it, which contains nerves and blood vessels, has a severe infection. This is may be necessary, if antibiotics don’t work, to prevent the spread of infection. Gum disease or to prepare a mouth for orthodontic treatment are two more reasons why a tooth or teeth may need to be extracted.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
When we extract a tooth, we normally use a local anaesthetic, which will numb your mouth. This means you will be awake during the procedure but won’t feel any pain. How long the removal of a tooth takes depends on the problem with it and how and where it sits in your mouth. It could take 15 minutes or it could take 30 minutes. We will advise on this prior to starting the procedureOne or more teeth can be removed per appointment. Sometimes it’s advisable to do more than one, sometimes not. We will discuss this with you and you can let us know what you’re most comfortable with. We can replace an extracted tooth or teeth for you. For example, with a dental bridge or dental implant. We will explain the replacement options& Cost involved to you after your teeth extraction appointment.