Why Should I Have My Tooth Removed?
If you’re in severe pain
Advanced gum disease
Upcoming full mouth reconstruction (dentures, implants, etc.)
Impacted wisdom teeth
Planning for Your Oral Surgery
A tooth removal can be relatively simple and straightforward or it may be more complex. For example, a single-root tooth that’s loose due to aggressive gum disease is typically easier to remove than a multi-rooted tooth would be. To ensure your comfort, we’ll thoroughly numb the area around it so that you feel nothing other than mild pressure. If you prefer, you can also elect to have sedation dentistry or happy gas to help you feel more relaxed.
After your extraction you’ll feel numb for at least a few hours as the local anaesthetic wears off. Be careful not to eat any hard or crunchy foods on that side of your mouth for several days. You may need to change out a small gauze compress as it becomes saturated over the first several hours until the blood clot fully forms.
After Having a Tooth Removed
Aside from wisdom teeth, having a tooth extracted can significantly alter the alignment of other teeth in your mouth. To prevent them from moving, rotating or becoming crooked, you’ll want to have a plan for replacing your tooth within a fairly short time frame. Some wonderful options to consider are dental implants or a customized dental bridge.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.