When a tooth has experienced significant decay or trauma, it is likely that it will be damaged in such a way that it likely best removed. This may be to prevent future pain, infection or otherwise. An extraction is the last resort for a tooth and should not be considered lightly. Losing a tooth may affect the position of other teeth, your ability to chew properly, your ability to talk properly and the appearance of your teeth both currently and at a future date. Teeth drift into spaces and gaps may open up between teeth that are far away from the site of extraction.
When do I need a tooth extraction?
A dentist is usually the best-equipped person to advise when an extraction is necessary. If the dentist believes an extraction is necessary, you will still retain the choice as to whether to go through with it or not. Call us on (08) 9301 4088, book online or contact us via other methods to start the process.
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