The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss. When a tooth cannot be saved, extraction (removal) of tooth may be the only course of treatment. A panoramic x-ray allows us to see a complete picture of the alignment of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth and if there is sufficient space for your third molars (wisdom teeth) to fully erupt or if they require removal. Our highly skilled and effiicient oral surgeon will then explain and instruct you through the process gently. Removing the tooth itself takes relatively little time and is NOT painful. Except for bit of pressure, you will be comfortable throughout and for most people a local anaesthetic is sufficient.
We'll provide you with various available options for maintaining your appearance and ability to eat and speak during your treatment period.