We all hope to keep our teeth for as long as possible, but life doesn’t always go according to plan. As we age there are a variety of reasons why a tooth may no longer be able to be restored and removing the tooth may be the only option.
What is a basic tooth extraction?
A basic tooth extraction involves removing a tooth in the dental chair without the need for oral surgery, suturing (stitches), sedation or general anaesthesia. The tooth is numbed with a localised anaesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable for you. Without any unexpected complications (teeth can sometimes be unpredictable) removing the tooth can often be completed in less than 10 minutes. Most of the appointment is spent waiting for the tooth and surrounding area to feel numb.