Oral Surgery

As dentists, we try to avoid taking teeth out. However, in certain circumstances, it may be unavoidable to extract a tooth.

We may suggest extractions in the following situations:

  • Severely loose teeth
  • Retained roots
  • Teeth with recurrent infections
  • Impacted teeth (wisdom teeth which then make them very difficult to clean)
  • Grossly decayed teeth which you may not wish to have restored or are unrestorable

It is possible to remove most teeth in the practice. However, if the situation is deemed complex we will refer you appropriately.

Can I replace the tooth?

There are many ways to replace missing teeth, including bridges, dentures and implants. The suitability of each option will be discussed by your dentist.

Can I carry on with my daily routine?

Yes, your treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic so should not impact the rest of your day.