Ideally, your natural teeth will last for life, but occasionally it may be necessary to remove a tooth. We work hard to try to preserve our patient’s natural teeth, regarding tooth extraction as the last option.
Tooth extraction may be necessary to clear up a bad infection, for example where a tooth has become abscessed. Sometimes a tooth is too badly damaged to repair and this may be the case if it is extensively decayed or has perhaps cracked right down through the tooth roots. A tooth that has become loose may also need to be removed. If you do require a tooth extraction, we will make sure you are comfortable during the whole procedure, providing additional sedation if required.
With the exception of wisdom teeth, you will need to think about how best to replace any missing teeth. Even a single missing tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth, allowing them to drift out of position and affecting your bite.
For more information, please speak to our friendly dental team on (03) 9467 6759. New Age Dental Bundoora is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.