Although we strive to save your teeth, sometimes extractions are the only option left.

An extraction involves the removal of a tooth from the mouth along with its roots. In most cases, the surgery is performed without requiring much intervention.

Extractions are usually only attempted as a last resort. An unrestorable tooth (a tooth that cannot be saved) can be caused by several factors such as teeth that have:

  • Broken below the gum line
  • A vertical root fracture
  • Been compromised by gum disease
  • Have decay below the gum line
  • Have an infection where endodontic (root canal) treatment options have been exhausted

What to expect

It is vital as part of the explanation to inform you of any complications that may arise. During the consultation, we will discuss with you what to expect before, during, and after the treatment.

As soon as you are ready, a local anaesthetic will be administered to make the extraction more comfortable for you. In order to ensure the surrounding area is numb, the dentist checks it carefully before removing your tooth. Some pressure may be felt during extraction, but there should be no discomfort.

After undergoing dental surgery, you may occasionally experience postoperative discomfort. Over-the-counter medications can easily treat this condition, which lasts a few days in most cases.

When you visit the dentist, we will also explain recovery and aftercare. It is important that you come back to visit if you are experiencing increased discomfort after a few days post-extraction. This may be a sign of infection that is easily remedied.

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