Tooth Extraction, Wisdom Teeth

On occasion, a tooth needs to be extracted if it’s too badly damaged from either dental decay, gum disease, trauma, or it may have other associated disease – such as an impacted wisdom tooth, or a cyst. We aim to complete this procedure in as gentle a way as possible, and aim to provide you with the assurance that you are in control of the situation, and of course, are pain free.

In difficult and more complex cases, the situation may be best managed by a specialist oral surgeon. We have good relationships with several in the local area, and are happy to refer you to one of our trusted local colleagues.

What are my options following an extraction?

In addition to providing you with a gentle and pain free extraction, we will also advise you on your options for replacing the tooth, or teeth after extraction.

Broadly speaking there are four separate options. Firstly, do nothing! Not ALL teeth in ALL situations need to be replaced. Secondly, you may elect to wear a denture, or possibly add the tooth to an existing denture you already wear. Thirdly, you may decide to construct a bridge to replace the tooth. This option requires that the “anchor” teeth are in sound health, and there may be other factors that need to be assessed. And finally, you may elect to place a dental implant in the site. A dental implant is made of titanium, and acts as an anchor in the jaw, so that a permanent tooth, (usually made of tooth coloured porcelain) can replace the tooth you had removed. (Click on the links to get more information regarding these options)

All these options will be discussed with you at the time, and preparations can be made to get the ball rolling to replace that missing tooth.

Call Eternity Dental to get that wobbly or painful tooth removed, and discuss your options!