A tooth, which is very decayed, damaged or loose because of gum disease, may have to be ‘extracted’ or surgically removed.
Sometimes children's teeth are extracted for orthodontic reasons to help the new or remaining teeth grow regularly or without being crowded.
Some teeth are simpler to extract than others because of size, shape, position in the mouth or the shape of their roots. After working out how best to carry out the extraction, the dentist will discuss with you the following:
You might also discuss other treatment needs – whether an immediate replacement denture could be needed, for example. If you wear a denture this can be made ready with a new tooth at the same visit. Or you may have a gap for a while and come back to have the denture changed or a new one made.
Whilst the tooth is being extracted you will be able to move your jaw as normal. You may feel some pressure as the tooth is eased out, nit not any pain. Afterwards your dentist will give you a pad to bite on to stop any bleeding and sometimes stiches are used to help heal the mouth. Your dentist will give you advice on how to look after the hole where the tooth sat, while it is healing, how to control any pain when the anaesthetic has worn out and how to contact the practice if there are any problems.
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