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If a tooth is heavily decayed and beyond restoration the tooth may require extraction. Other reasons include acute or chronic infections, fractures, gum disease, orthodontic reasons or impacted wisdom teeth.
Extracting teeth will always be a last resort, but do not worry, we will discuss the options for replacing your missing teeth.
Initially, an x-ray of the tooth will be taken. Your Dentist will ensure the tooth area is fully numb in order to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. You can expect to feel some pressure – but not pain! After the extraction, the Dentist will advise you of the post-operative instructions and check all is well before you leave.
In order to promote healing, the following instructions should be followed carefully:
You can discuss with your Dentist the options for replacing a missing tooth. There are a variety of treatment options available depending on your circumstances. These range from fixed dental implants to removable dentures
The most common cause of wisdom tooth pain is pericoronitis. Pericoronitis is the inflammation of the gum around a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Approximately 30% of wisdom teeth do not fully erupt. This is usually not a problem. However, in some cases it can cause painful pericoronitis.
Pericoronitis can usually be treated by professional irrigation and antibiotic therapy, but in severe cases an extraction may be required. Wisdom teeth usually require a ‘surgical’ extraction. At Infinity Dental Clinic, Dr Mohsin Patel and Dr Hannah Wilson are experienced in carrying out these procedures.To seek advice or to book an appointment
If it is necessary to extract your tooth, don’t worry, we will make the procedure as comfortable as possible and advise on options for replacing your missing tooth.