Extractions from your Surrey Dentist
Sometimes it can be absolutely necessary to get rid of a tooth. In some cases, a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that avoid it from falling out as it should have, and the tooth has to be eliminated to make way for a permanent tooth to emerge. Other times, a tooth might have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at further risk of even more decay, so your Surrey dentist might advise removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or issues with a wisdom tooth can also call for the removal of a tooth.
When it is determined that a tooth needs to be extracted, your Surrey dental expert might extract the tooth during a regular examination or may arrange another appointment for this treatment.
The root of each tooth is held within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this treatment is generally really fast, don’t forget to discuss any concerns or requests for sedation to make yourself more comfortable.
As soon as a tooth has been extracted, surrounding teeth might move, triggering issues with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your Surrey dental practitioner might suggest that you replace the extracted tooth with an implant.