Have you had a root canal or crown and still suffer tooth pain? Sometimes, teeth can become so severely damaged that they cannot be helped or restored.
Here at Mint Dental, we do everything we can to ensure tooth extraction is a last resort for permanent teeth, but in some cases, it might just be unavoidable.
But don’t worry – if you have to lose a tooth in the visible portion of your smile, we have dental implant specialists who can replace any teeth we have to pull, so you don’t have to worry about gaps ever being a problem.
Let’s see what we can do for your smile at our London clinic (SE1):
While our goal here at Mint is to keep your teeth as intact as possible, in some scenarios, our general dentists, periodontists or oral surgeons might have to carry out tooth extractions procedures to ensure the overall integrity and stability of your oral health.
Before pulling a tooth, we will perform all the necessary assessments to check your teeth, gums and mouth to develop a treatment plan to preserve them best. However, when tooth extractions cannot be avoided, we go the extra mile to ensure the procedure is as painless as possible.
Here at Mint, our skilled and experienced specialist dentists are on hand to perform tooth extractions for several reasons, which include:
When tooth decay reaches the tooth’s centre (pulp), bacteria are produced, causing an infection. In most cases, root canals are used to help treat the infection. However, depending on the infection’s severity, a dental surgeon might recommend extraction to prevent the spread.
At Mint Dental, our expert dentists will examine the affected area and tooth and can prescribe the best dental solution moving forward. Whether it’s a root canal, or an extraction, with Mint, you can trust that we will deliver the safest, most comfortable, pain-free procedure that best preserves your oral condition.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, bone, ligaments and other structures surrounding the teeth. In its early days, the periodontal disease takes the form of gingivitis, which is solely an infection of the gums. However, the longer this goes untreated and ignored, the more severe your periodontal disease will develop and spread.
Mint Dental provides periodontal treatments delivered by gum experts that can restore the health of your teeth and gums and support tooth structure. We offer advanced periodontal therapy, which can help to prevent further dental issues from happening and to alleviate the symptoms experienced with gum disease.
In its most aggressive form, periodontal disease can cause the teeth to loosen; tooth extraction might be necessary in this case.
With this being said, tooth extraction will not be a cure for gum disease – however, we can begin to treat the condition more precisely and work on replacing the teeth with dental implants to ensure the vital bone structure is not lost.
When a tooth is impacted, it’s blocked from coming out, which is often the story with wisdom teeth.
In such cases, our specialist orthodontist Dr Francesca Pantanali might recommend that the impacted tooth be removed to prevent it from damaging existing teeth. By pulling a tooth this way, we also help minimise the risk of infection or overcrowding.
However, before making this recommendation, we will thoroughly examine the affected area because we are committed to delivering exceptional treatments and patient care.
Tooth extraction for one or several teeth is often necessary in overcrowding, class II malocclusion cases.
Often, when patients wish to undergo orthodontic treatment, but there is no room for the teeth to shift and realign correctly, it might be necessary to remove teeth to make room.
Our expert orthodontists will examine how crowded your teeth are and accurately predict the amount of room required to give your set of teeth better alignment.
When sporting accidents or traumas like car collisions occur, we prioritise preserving the teeth, whether with bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers or implants. However, tooth extraction might be required and other restorative methods prescribed in cases where the dental issue is beyond hope.
At Mint Dental, we don’t just offer crowns to prevent tooth loss, but our implant specialists place dental implants that replicate and mimic natural teeth.
Tooth extraction is the last possible consideration as a dental solution – consult with our specialists to understand why you might need one, or perhaps if there’s anything we can do to save your smile.
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