Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. This can happen for several reasons, including severe decay, impacted wisdom teeth, or to make room for orthodontic treatment.

In cases of severe decay, the tooth is extracted because it cannot be restored. Wisdom teeth are removed when they grow in sideways and affect other teeth. In orthodontics, teeth are sometimes extracted to make room for the teeth that will be realigned during treatment.

There are two types of tooth extraction – simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves teeth that are visible in the mouth, and is performed using a local anaesthetic. Surgical extractions are performed on teeth that are not easily accessed, usually because they have broken under the gumline or have not fully appeared.

If an extraction is necessary, your dentist can advise you on what type of procedure is required and explain the process and outcome. 

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