Extractions are removal of teeth. There are many reasons a tooth is better off out of your mouth than in!
Some reasons a tooth may benefit from being extracted are;
it is cracked and cannot be fixed
it is giving you pain
it is infected
to improve the alignment of your teeth by creating more space
there is no space for it to come through (for example, wisdom teeth)
To remove a tooth we get everything very numb. We then wiggle the tooth out. We are the go-to destination to have your tooth gently removed in the Noranda, Morley and Dianella area
A lovely patient having a surgical extraction with the nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation
Sometimes we need to section the tooth into smaller segments, or remove a bit of the bone holding the tooth. If this is the case we push the gum back, and you will go home with some stitches and a script for antibiotics and pain relief.