Unfortunately, there are times when our teeth cannot be saved and need to be removed. Here’s where our dentist may recommend oral surgery for the extraction of your teeth for a variety of reasons such as tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, orthodontics and gum disease.
Are you living with a tooth which has been broken or damaged by decay? Here at Roseville Fine Dentistry we do our best to restore the tooth and save it. It can be filled or crowned etc. But in some cases, for example if your tooth has suffered too much damage to be repaired and saved, extraction of your tooth may be the best option.
If this is the case for you, we may recommend one of two types of extraction:
A simple extraction can be carried out on a tooth that we can clearly see in your mouth, which doesn’t show any clinical abnormalities. This method is usually a quick and comfortable way to extract a problem tooth, needing only local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area of your mouth.
A surgical extraction may be necessary for teeth that aren’t as easily visible in your mouth, for example if they are unerupted or broken off at the gum line. Even though your bone will usually naturally regenerate over time, your situation may call for such a bone graft after your tooth extraction, to keep any bone shrinkage to a minimum. This is particularly crucial if we plan on replacing your extracted tooth with dental implants, which need solid bone structure to fully integrate with your jaw.
If your situation is more complex, we may refer you to an oral surgeon for your tooth extraction and bone graft.