At our dental practice we are strong believers of saving your natural teeth for as long as possible. We only extract teeth as a last resort and will always try and save your teeth.
In some instances, a tooth may be too far decayed that we are unable to save and this is when we would look at extracting the teeth. Preventative dentistry is an important stance to take when looking after your teeth. By following a pro-active approach to cleaning your teeth on a regular basis you will be in control of protecting your teeth for longer. By also visiting your dentist and attending dental hygiene sessions, will further increase the chances of protecting your teeth for longer. The dental check up will help us to examine your mouth thoroughly and spot any early dental complications that may be developing. Early detection can mean the difference between a saved tooth, and an extracted one.
Likewise with the dental hygiene visits, the main benefit by attending these appointments is so we can give your teeth a thorough clean and tackle any tough build ups of plaque and tartar (which attack our teeth). Good oral hygiene is paramount for the longevity of our teeth. We will also educate our patients on best practices when cleaning their teeth so they can be in complete control of saving their teeth when they are at home.
What Happens If My Tooth Can't Be Saved?
In these instances, we will have to extract the tooth. Before hand we will discuss the tooth replacement options so you are able to decide which option suits you best for aftercare.
How Is a Tooth Extracted?
We will carefully numb the area surrounding the tooth to be extracted and we will then use our dental tools to carefully remove the afflicted tooth. We will always work at a slow pace to suit our patient and we will explain what we are doing so you are comfortable and happy. We have treated many nervous patients and encourage you to let us know if you are a bit worried about your treatment.
Tooth Replacement Options
We are able to offer a variety of different options to replace missing teeth and we will be happy to discuss this in more detail with you:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants (available at our sister practice)
- Partial/Complete dentures
Book Your Dental Assessment Today
If you are worried that you have a tooth that may need extracting, or you haven't had your teeth checked in a while, please do not hesitate to call us and book your dental assessment today.