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Extractions

There are a number of reasons why you might need to have a tooth extracted. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

At the time of extraction the dentist will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anaesthetic.

During the extraction process you may feel some pressure and this is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

As a result of the anaesthetic you shouldn’t feel any pain at all so if you do feel the slightest twinge let us know straight away.

Wisdom teeth (Third molars)

Wisdom teeth (third molars) are the set of teeth which develops in the age between 17 and 21. In some people, it is see that they become impacted as there is not enough place in the mouth for its proper eruption. As a result, it might come sideways or is tilted in appearance.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious problems such as:

• Acute pain • Swelling • Infection of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth • Permanent damage to nearby teeth • Food lodgement in that area • Pain in ear,neck and head also you feel pain on that whole side

In such cases, the dentists recommend the wisdom teeth to be removed.