The progression of Periodontitis can result in a painful infection and/or loose teeth. Unfortunately, at this stage, the affected teeth may need to be extracted.
Dental decay that has progressed into the nerve chamber of the tooth, and will not undergo Root Canal Therapy will also need to have the tooth removed.
These types of extractions can be easily performed with the use of local anaesthetic to numb the area. You will not feel any pain during the procedure. Recovery time varies based on each individual as well as how difficult it is to remove the tooth. The dentist may prescribe antibiotics and/or painkillers if necessary in order for pain relief to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.
Wisdom teeth extractions or surgical removal of teeth may be a little more difficult to remove depending on the position. There may be a need for removal of bone and/or small stitches. The recovery time varies tooth to tooth. However we normally recommend preparing yourself for up to 4-5 days off work or other activities. These procedures are also completed in the dental chair with the use of local anaesthetic.
If you feel a little anxious or have a dental phobia, we can offer you additional options. You can discuss these concerns with our friendly staff or with the dentist at your consultation appointment.