“Every tooth is precious!”
At Medical Dentistry, we do everything in our power to save our patients’ teeth. It is only when there is absolutely no possibility of preserving the tooth that we decide to extract it. Not every wisdom tooth needs to be extracted – we do so only with the wisdom teeth that cause problems or could start to cause them in the future. Relatively short and painless, the procedure is done under local anaesthesia – the anaesthetic is injected into the area around the tooth to be extracted. The missing tooth can be replaced with a variety of prosthetic solutions.
When does a tooth need to be extracted?
- The tooth needs to be extracted for orthodontic reasons.
- The tooth moves when touched by the lips or tongue.
- The dental crown is damaged to the extent that it can’t be restored with a filling or cap.
- There is an untreatable granuloma at the tip of the root.
- The tooth needs to be extracted for general medical reasons: radiation therapy, surgery.