Extractions (Tooth Removal)
Sometimes, a tooth may need to be removed. This can be due to severe gum disease, a severe infection in the tooth, a broken tooth or crowded teeth. Wisdom teeth are also often removed.
During this procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb your tooth and surrounding tissues, so you don’t feel pain. A special tool will then be used to loosen the tooth in the gum and, once the tooth is loose, your dentist will remove it with forceps. Sometimes a small incision to the gum is required. In cases where there is a need for a more significant surgical procedure, we refer you to an oral maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon). This can be done while you are asleep under a general anaesthetic.
We can advise of the right solution for you following an examination.