If you have a tooth that is cracked, broken or loose, it may be exposed to harmful bacteria, which can cause pain, sensitivity and eventually cause the tooth to die.
We may recommend tooth extractions to prevent adjacent teeth from becoming infected, which will cause you further pain.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop. Most of us have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. Often times, wisdom teeth become trapped or impacted in the jawbone or simply fail to erupt. This can cause crowding or displacement of other teeth, and can also lead to the development of localised tooth decay, infection, or gum disease.
In most cases, it is recommended that impacted wisdom teeth be extracted. Depending on the position of the tooth, third molar or wisdom tooth removal can be performed in your dentist’s office, at an outpatient surgical facility, or in a hospital.
N.B. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.