There are many reasons why we may need to extract your tooth. This could include teeth that are damaged or decayed beyond repair, advanced gum (periodontal) disease or a cracked tooth that is painful and can’t be settled down. Teeth may also need to be removed to prevent complications such as an infection, or to improve your appearance.
If we do determine that a tooth needs to be taken out, we will discuss the situation with you in detail and it will ultimately be your decision. We will take an X-ray of the tooth during the treatment planning stage. This is done so that we can confirm the need for an extraction and also determine the safest and easiest way to remove this particular tooth.
Once you are ready for the extraction, all the nerves supplying this area will be anaesthetised and the tooth will be coaxed out of its socket.