Why teeth need to be extracted?
There are many reasons why you may require a tooth extraction, here are a few:
Overcrowding – one or more teeth might need extraction to make space for the remaining teeth. This is commonly carried out prior to orthodontic treatment so the remaining teeth have space to move.
Damaged by decay or trauma – where a tooth has been negatively affected by decay or trauma and cannot be repaired or restored, extraction may be the next best option.
Impacted wisdom teeth – these need to be extracted to preserve the health of your remaining teeth, avoid overcrowding and/or gum infections.
Recurring infections – where a gum or nerve experiences repeated infections, it may be necessary to remove the affected tooth to resolve the problem.
A tooth extraction is generally performed under local anaesthetic, however, patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia may feel more comfortable with a deeper level of sedation. We will discuss this with you prior to treatment.