Many people have to have a tooth removed at some time in their lives. This can be for a number of reasons:
- Some people have over-crowded mouths, and have some teeth removed as part of their orthodontic (teeth straightening) treatment.
- Sometimes teeth become too badly decayed or damaged to be repaired, and need to be extracted.
- Gum disease can, in its later stages, cause teeth to become so loose that they have to be taken out.
- Some people have to have their wisdom teeth removed, usually because they are growing in the wrong direction and are causing problems.
If you need a tooth extraction and it will leave a gap, you may like to consider a dental implant, bridge or denture. We will be happy to discuss these options with you.
We appreciate that some people can feel anxious about having a tooth removed and we can provide sedation if you feel you need help to relax.