While it is usually preferable to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, there are several reasons why your dentist may recommend removing a tooth.
The most common reasons for tooth extraction are:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Severe gum disease
- The tooth cannot be restored endodontically (root canal treatment)
- Fractured or cracked tooth
- Extra tooth that is blocking other teeth from growing in
- To make room for orthodontic treatment
- Cosmetic reasons
In modern dentistry, tooth removal is much more comfortable and predictable than in the past. With advances in pain control and anaesthesia, it does not have to be an unpleasant experience.
In addition, with preventative dentistry and regular check-ups, in many cases your teeth can be saved and there will be no need for tooth extraction. If you have or suspect a problem teeth, make an appointment now for an immediate assessment!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Our tooth extraction services are offered and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. In particular and because of our Perth CBD location we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.