When a tooth becomes decayed or fractured to the point where a restoration cannot treat it, then many times extracting the tooth is the only treatment to prevent further damage or infection to the surrounding area. Some extractions are called “simple” or “non-surgical” extractions when a tooth is removed without having to manipulate or remove gum or bone. In some cases, a surgical approach is needed to remove small amounts of gum and bone tissues around a tooth in order to remove it.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is usually a cause of great concern and anxiety to patients. Our caring, professional and skilful approach to surgery allows most patients the reassurance required for such a procedure. For those patients that are still concerned, we strongly recommend sedation as it effectively relieves anxiety and produces deep relaxation whilst you are still awake.