Ghauri Dental Centre
What is Oral Surgery?
A tooth which is very decayed or damaged, or loose because of gum disease, may have to be extracted (taken out of your mouth).
Wisdom teeth sometimes have to be extracted if they have come through at an awkward angle and are causing problems.
Teeth are sometimes taken out from the children’s mouths to help other teeth grow straight.
What will my dentist do?
Some teeth are easier to take out than others. A local anaesthetic (an injection in your mouth) will be used to numb the tooth before it is extracted; this is the best treatment for most patients.
In some cases, for children or nervous patients, or where a tooth might be difficult to remove, sedation(something to make you drowsy), along with a local anaesthetic, may be used. On rare occasions a general anaesthetic may be considered. If a general anaesthetic is needed, you will have to a hospital(you will normally be able to home the same day).
After WORKING OUT the best way to take the tooth out, your dentist will discuss with you:
How to make sure you don’t feel the extraction while it is happening.
Whether you should bring someone with you if you are have sedation or general anaesthetic; and
When it would be convenient for you to have the tooth removed.
You might also discuss other treatments you may need-for example, whether you may REQUIRE a denture,bridge or implant to fill the gap.