The removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to
render the tooth un-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for people requiring dental braces.
The thought of having a tooth out is often traumatic for patients, mainly because of stories heard from “other” Rest assured you are in good hands with us, we will help you through the process.
- Extraction of teeth is irreversible and as with all surgery it has risks involved.
- Signs of swelling post operative.
- Soreness to other areas of the mouth due to opening and stretching.
- Possible infection requiring further treatment may result in a dry socket,this may require
more treatment and can last for 7-10 days.
- Possible damage to other teeth.
- Numbness or altered sensation in the lip,chin,jaw, this is normally temporary but
- Trismus:- limited jaw opening again usually temporary.
- Bleeding. significant bleeding is not common(unless on blood thinners) some oozing can
- Sharp edges or splinters may form on the edge of the socket. these may require removal
at a later date/smoothing off.
- In complete removal of all roots, to avoid injury to vital area such as the nerves or sinus.
- Sometimes bits of roots can be displaced into the upper sinus and require further treatment
maybe at hospital
- Jaw fracture, while quite rare it is possible, those that do occur or often minor and