An extraction may need to be made, this can be for a variety of reasons, for example for a damaged or decayed tooth, or to make room for teeth which are crowded and for orthodontic treatment. These examples would be assessed by our expert dental team. All alternative options would be discussed when considering extracting a tooth, in particular if the tooth is healthy. Some reasons for tooth extraction differ, and often include one or more of the following:
- Preparation of Orthodontia or Cosmetic dentistry
- Risk of Infection
- Advanced Periodontal Disease
- Advanced Decay
In most instances, the extraction of the tooth is the last choice in order to maintain dental health, if a root canal treatment is an option then this will be an optimal choice. It’s vital for patients to attend for regular checkups and cleaning appointments, and to follow a good home hygiene routine in order to keep teeth healthy, functioning and looking their best. The chances of detecting decay and preventing infection are boosted when patients attend regular exams and cleanings.