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tooth extractions

pain-free tooth extractions

Read our brochure on extractions

Gentle removal of wisdom and problem teeth

The most common reason why you may need to have an extraction is that the tooth has been irreversibly damaged or decayed to the point that it will be healthier for the mouth and remaining teeth to be removed. Please rest assured that our Ascent dentists will only extract teeth as a last resort and only if the tooth has irreversible damage and cannot be saved.

Reasons for tooth extraction

These are the main factors that can lead to a tooth requiring an extraction:

  • Severe tooth infection/decay/trauma – Past the point of saving the tooth
  • Supernumerary teeth – additional teeth that appear alongside regular teeth and blocks other teeth from coming through
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Dental abscess (collection of pus around gums/teeth)
  • Teeth that cannot be saved through root canals (endodontics)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Impacted third molars (blocking the wisdom tooth from coming through)

Also, with traditional braces, you may need a tooth extracted to make room for your new straight teeth (due to overcrowding issues). However, with modern brace systems, it is now possible in the majority of cases to treat overcrowding without having to extract a tooth.

Pain-free tooth extraction at Ascent Dental Care

At Ascent Dental Care, our talented teams regularly carry out tooth extractions and do everything we can to make the experience as quick and painless as possible for our patients, including offering IV sedation. If a tooth is accessible above the gum line, you’ll require a simple extraction – a straightforward procedure that usually takes a few minutes to complete. Teeth that are stuck, broken, or haven’t emerged above the gum line will require a complex extraction, which can take longer to complete.

If the extracting tooth is vital to function or appearance, we can discuss options to enable you to leave surgery with a replacement tooth immediately following the extraction.

Sedation options for tooth extraction

Extractions can be a stressful time for any patient. Even though we carry out extractions under local anaesthetic which numbs the site of the extraction and eliminates pain. You may feel pressure and movement around the tooth which can be an uncomfortable experience. Our dentists always practice slow and steady techniques to reduce any uncomfortable feeling during treatments, but the whole situation of extraction can become too much for really nervous patients.

For peace of mind when you need a tooth extraction, book a consultation with our dental experts today.

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