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. These can include:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Severe gum disease
- The tooth cannot be restored endodontically (root canal treatment)
- Fractured or cracked tooth
- An extra tooth 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 it was in the past. With advances in pain control and anaesthesia, it does not have to be an unpleasant experience.
In many cases, your teeth may be able to be saved with preventative dentistry and regular check-ups, eliminating the need for tooth extraction altogether. If you have or suspect you have problem teeth, make an appointment now for an immediate assessment before the problem worsens.
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 used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. Due to our Perth CBD location, our dental practice is particularly accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.