At Campbelltown Dental we can help you with emergency teeth extractions as well as general teeth extractions.
Teeth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
Why are tooth extractions needed?
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. However, if there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, then Infected teeth need to be extracted.
Tooth Removal Procedures
There are two types of extractions:
- A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.
- A surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line.