Extractions / Oral Surgery
In cases of advanced gum disease and tooth decay, teeth may need to be extracted. Some patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause re-occurring problems. This is alleviated by having them removed surgically. It is always important to get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you.
Tooth extractions typically involve the following:
Before the procedure you may require an x-ray of your teeth.
Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given a local anaesthetic.
You may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers.