Extraction is the removal of dentition. There can be many factors that contribute to the need for a tooth to be extracted, and our dentist will ensure that you have all of the information that you need to make an informed decision on your treatment. 

Most extractions can take place in practice, using a local anaesthetic, however in some cases we may need to refer the patient to have to tooth removed by an oral surgeon. An oral surgeon has more experience in removing teeth that may be harder to reach or more complicated to remove. In some cases, general anaesthetic maybe needed.

Post-Operative Care Instructions After Having a Tooth Extracted:

Your Dentist will place a gauze for you to bite down on after the extraction, you will need to bite down on this gauze until the bleeding has stopped completely. They will also supply an extra gauze, encase the bleeding re-starts.


Some reasons for extraction are:

– Severe tooth decay

– Gum disease (Periodontal disease)

– A broken or fractured tooth that cannot be repaired

– An infection/abscess

– Failed Root Canal treatment

– Crowded teeth

– Impacted Wisdom teeth   

Extraction Guidance