Extractions

The surgical removal of either deciduous ("baby") or adult teeth is a common procedure. The dentist often performs simple dental extractions.

Extractions can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Teeth may be non-restorable, painful, or abscessed. Sometimes extractions are recommended by Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists to facilitate favourable eruption and alignment of other teeth. Other times extractions are necessary as part of comprehensive dental reconstructions.

Typically dental extractions referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon involve higher levels of difficulty, health and safety concerns, or desirable general anaesthesia choices that are not available at the referring dentist’s surgery.

Quite often teeth are broken down or close to important nerves in the jaws or they are too close to the sinuses in the upper jaw which requires specialist skills to remove them safely.

At your consultation visit your treatment plan will be confirmed. Medical history, level of difficulty, anaesthesia choices and tooth replacement options (when applicable) will be discussed.