Teeth are removed (extracted) when they are unable to be successfully restored, for orthodontic reasons or when a patient requests the removal of a tooth despite treatment being available.
Extractions are performed under local anaesthetic in our rooms. Radiographs are generally taken prior to an extraction; these allow us to see the roots of the tooth to be removed, their shape and relationship to adjacent teeth, nerves and the sinus. Postoperative care instructions are provided to ensure the healing of the extraction site. Each deciduous (baby) and permanent (adult) tooth plays a vital part to your oral health and the decision to remove one should not be taken lightly.