At Balhannah Dental Practice we attempt to always provide options to save a problem tooth. Unfortunately, there are instances where a tooth may need to be removed.
Tooth removal may be required in circumstances such as:-
- extensive decay in the tooth(where root canal treatment cannot be completed).
- bony infections persisting underneath and around the tooth.
- cracks running deep within a tooth.
- severe gum disease.
- extra teeth, in preparation for orthodontic work(braces).
- impacted teeth(such as wisdom teeth).
- cost to repair a tooth are unaffordable for some patients.
Our dentists are trained in the quick and relatively painless extraction of teeth.
For all our procedures, and especially with tooth removal, we use topical numbing gel before we insert the local anesthesia to further minimize discomfort. We will also not start any procedure until we are sure you are numb.
The gentle team at Balhannah Dental Practice will be there to ensure that you are looked after before, during and after the procedure. If you require follow up care, our friendly staff can organize to give you a phone call, or our dentists can review the area to make sure you are healing well, and to discuss your options to replace the extracted tooth (should you wish).
We understand it is not always possible for our patients to afford complex treatments to save teeth and in some circumstances, an extraction is required. We therefore advise all of our patients to visit us regularly, so that problems can be detected when they are small and easily treated.
We also advise that patients come in for a consultation as soon as they notice dental issues. This will result in cheaper treatment and a better long-term outcome.
Please call us on 83884488 for a consultation if you have any queries, or an emergency appointment if you are in pain.