We believe that every tooth is precious and one of the main goals of modern dentistry will always be the prevention of tooth loss.
All possible measures should be taken to preserve and maintain your teeth because the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact upon your dental health and appearance.
However, it is still sometimes necessary to remove a tooth.
Some of the reasons for tooth extraction are as follows:
- Severe Decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
- Mal-positioned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth
Non Surgical Extraction
This method will be suggested when the affected tooth is already loose.
Non-surgical extraction is performed by placing gentle traction and rotation on the affected tooth with dental forceps or needle holders.
Excess tissue is removed as carefully as possible so as to avoid fracture.
Once clean, the alveolus can be filled with osteoinductive materials, impregnated resins, or the newer bone morphogenic materials.
After filling, the alveolus is sealed.
Following the procedure we will try and make you as comfortable as possible by providing home care support including antibiotic therapy, pain management, and dietary advice.
Surgical extraction is performed on non-mobile teeth with normal or near normal attachment levels.
After the roots have been successfully removed, a post-extraction radiograph will confirm that the operation has been successful.
The alveolus is treated and sealed in the same way as practiced in the non-surgical extraction.