Removing a tooth from a patient’s mouth is called an extraction. If a tooth becomes damaged or decayed beyond repair then removing it is often the best way of protecting the health of the mouth and remaining teeth.
If one or several of your teeth do not look right or you are experiencing pain in a tooth then book a free consultation and we will assess the best possible course of treatment for you. Despite the advances in modern dental technology it is always better to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible. Extractions will always be used as a last resort.
The main reasons for extraction are:
- Severe tooth infection, decay or trauma where the tooth is past the point of being saved.
- With some traditional braces a tooth may need to be removed to avoid overcrowding issues with your new straight teeth. Although with the modern braces used at Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic this is often unnecessary.
- Fractured teeth
- Teeth that cannot be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatments
- Dental abscesses; a collection of pus around the gums or teeth
- Advanced gum disease.
- Supernumerary teeth; are additional teeth which block other teeth from developing by growing in the wrong place.
We understand that an extraction can be a nervous time for any patient. They are carried out under a local anaesthetic which numbs the sight of the extraction and eliminates any pain. Due to the nature of the treatment you may feel some movement and pressure around the tooth which can be uncomfortable. Our dentists always provide the best possible environment for our patients making sure they are as relaxed as possible.
For patients of a very nervous disposition extraction can seem overwhelming. We offer IV sedation on all of our treatments; you will be in a hazy and calm state and are likely not to remember any of the procedure. As you do not go completely under we will still be able to communicate with you throughout the treatment meaning you stay relaxed and safe.