The team at Hamworthy Dental Practice will always aim to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. However, there are times when a tooth may be too decayed or damaged or too loose due to gum disease to be saved. In these instances extraction may be required.
Sometimes children’s teeth are extracted for orthodontic reasons to help the new or remaining teeth grow regularly or without being over crowded.
Roül or Nicolette will take an X-ray of your mouth to determine the best way to extract the tooth. They will use a local anaesthetic to ensure your feel no discomfort during the procedure. You will then be given guidance on what to do at home.
It is important that you closely follow the post-extraction aftercare instructions to promote a healthy recovery. It is worth remembering that we will only undertake an extraction as a very last measure. We will always endeavour to save a tooth.