Where possible, we will always look at ways of saving your own tooth, rather than extracting it. However, if the occasion does arise, we can extract teeth quickly and painlessly.
When do teeth need to be extracted?
Here are some of the most common reasons why teeth might need to be extracted:
- A badly damaged tooth that cannot be salvaged
- An infected tooth that may put your overall health at risk
- Impacted teeth that haven’t erupted and are causing you pain, which is common with wisdom teeth in particular
- Overcrowded teeth
From the minute you pick up the phone to make an appointment, to the moment you leave the practice, our friendly, experienced team will be here for you.
Wisdom teeth no longer have a function in our modern diets and, because our jaws no longer grow long enough for wisdom teeth to comfortably erupt, it is quite common for them to become impacted. This can not only cause pain, but damage nearby teeth and impact their growth. Preventing further damage and infection from wisdom teeth is therefore one of the most common reasons for extraction.
We will start by taking X-rays of your teeth to see how easily the tooth can be extracted. In simple cases, we’ll be able to quickly remove the tooth using local anaesthetic. If the tooth has a more complex root formation, or is in an awkward position, you may need a surgical procedure to remove the tooth.