In cases of advanced gum disease and tooth decay, teeth may need to be extracted. Some patients may also develop wisdom teeth that can cause pain, alleviated by having them removed. We strive to do things in the most effective and careful way possible and this includes when we are removing teeth.
It is important to discuss possible future replacement options for the missing tooth, before we plan an extraction. Occasionally we can replace a tooth with a dental implant at the same time as the extraction (immediate implants).
Bone preservation extractions offer the best solution for extractions in many cases. When a tooth is removed, the bone and gums shrink away (resorb), which can have long-term detriment to your oral health. We can offer bone preservation extractions, where we will carefully remove the tooth and regenerate the hole (socket) with new bone.
This keeps future treatment options open and viable, as well as having other advantages for maintaining long-term oral health. We are proud to offer our patients advanced oral surgery techniques under high-powered magnification by our specialist in this field.