What is an extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth.
The procedure involves your dentist gently loosening and removing your tooth.
Sometimes, there are complications which can make the procedure slightly trickier. In these cases a surgical extraction may be required.
Tooth extractions are performed under local anesthetic so you will not feel anything during the procedure. Like any treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort afterwards, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief and will subside within a week to two.
We strongly recommend to try and save your tooth with root canal treatment if possible. If your tooth is severely damaged, an extraction may be the only suitable treatment option left.
What options do I have after an extraction?
After a tooth has been extracted, there are other treatments that mean you are not left with a gap. These include dental bridges, implants and dentures. We will work with you to find the option that is most suitable for yourself.