After detailed examination, the doctor will determine what will be the best method of extraction required for your dental case.
There are two methods of extracting teeth at the Dental Clinic or at the Hospital.
1 – The Non-Surgical Method
- This for teeth that are erupted. That is teeth that are above the gum line.
- The dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding gums.
- The dentist will then loosen the tooth and take it out of the mouth.
2 – The Surgical Method
With surgical intervention, there are a number of reasons as to why the dentist will suggest this.
- Predominately the tooth cannot be extracted by easily loosening the tooth.
- Teeth may be infected and too far gone to salvage them.
- Tooth may be fractured.
- The bone may be quite hard in older patients, teeth are impacted and pushing up against adjacent teeth and/or are difficult to access.
- Dental abscess present on/in the gum and/or around the teeth.
- Wisdom teeth are causing serious pain.
The dentist will provide general anaesthesia to numb the area and the surrounding tissues and proceed to extract the teeth. Rinsing and cleaning of the area is done together with adding sutures to the area so that it can heal.
A week after extraction the dentist will re-examine the area and sutures.
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