Teeth extractions in Highton
Occasionally, the removal of a tooth is required when the tooth is deemed beyond repair or the patient opts for an extraction over a Root Canal Treatment. The removal of a tooth is a gentle procedure performed using local anesthetic and simple elevating tools and forceps.
There are 2 different types of extractions a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. Simple extractions involve gently rocking the tooth, so it is loose enough for the forceps to grip before slightly wiggling it out of the socket in one piece. A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure that requires the removal of a small bit of gum and bone to expose the tooth before it is removed and a stitch is placed to help the socket heal. If the dentist believes the tooth will require a specialist extraction or the patient wishes to be put to sleep for the removal, we can refer patients to the local oral surgeon in the center of Geelong.