Surgery and Extractions
If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. However, if there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted (removed).
There are two types of tooth 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 or has not erupted in the mouth. The oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.
We undertake extractions including orthodontic and wisdom teeth and minor oral surgical procedures.
Contact Richmond Dental Centre for more information and advice or book an appointment today!