Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
Teeth can be extracted for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration, poorly positioned teeth, and teeth that are fractured or broken beyond repair. Also, problematic wisdom teeth are often extracted.
Why Do Teeth Need To Be Extracted?
The extraction of any tooth is a last resort at The Good Dentist. If other solutions to save the tooth are not viable and the patient’s health is compromised or they are suffering from an infection, then tooth extraction may be necessary.
There are many reasons why an extraction may be necessary:
To relieve pain caused by an abscessed tooth – A tooth infection often causes swelling around the tooth and gum tissue, which can put pressure on other nearby teeth and nerves. This pressure can cause significant discomfort in some patients. In addition, bacteria from an abscessed tooth can spread throughout your mouth if not treated properly.
To prevent further damage – If you have an abscessed tooth that does not respond to antibiotics or other treatments, it may be necessary to remove the entire tooth root system in order to prevent infection from spreading throughout your body and causing more harm than good.
In certain circumstances where the extraction may be very complex in nature, we will refer you to a local accredited maxillo-facial surgeon.
Which Teeth Can Be Extracted?
Teeth that are broken or damaged
Teeth that are decayed or infected
Teeth that are impacted due to overcrowding
Teeth that are causing problems (such as gum disease)
Teeth that are too crowded
Teeth that aren’t erupting properly
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in our mouths. These molars are commonly called wisdom teeth because many people do not have enough room for them to erupt properly. An extraction may be necessary if you have a wisdom tooth that is impacted or partially erupted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems in your mouth if they develop sideways instead of straight up and down as they should. This can result in gum disease and infection, as well as pain and damage to other teeth. They can also affect your bite and lead to painful infections if they remain untreated.
The most common problems with wisdom teeth are:
Crowding of the teeth
Pain and infection
Damage to the jawbone
Damage to surrounding tissue and other teeth
Best Choice For Tooth Extraction
The Good Dentist, Newcastle, is your first choice for the last resort of tooth extraction. We offer a range of services and will help you to find the solution you’re looking for. We pride ourselves on quality care at all times, ensuring that every extraction is conducted in the safest way possible.
Be assured we will make this experience as comfortable as possible by using modern digital imaging and painless anaesthetic options.
We also allow you to plan effectively for life without this tooth or teeth by providing a range of follow-on services from implants to dental bridges or a denture.
If you need a tooth extraction, don’t wait until it hurts. Schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible so that we can remove the tooth before it causes any more damage or pain to your mouth.