FAQ: About Extractions
Q: Why do I have to have my tooth taken out?
There are a few situations when the Dentist may suggest extraction as your best treatment option:
- The tooth is badly broken down, and clinically impossible to fix with a filling.
- There has been chronic infection and subsequent bone loss around the tooth.
- The tooth is very loose.
- Your Specialist has recommended that you require extractions.
- Your general health may not allow you to attend repeated dental appointments.
- You are not able to have any other treatments for the problem.
Q: Do I have to have my "wisdom teeth" removed?
Not always. The common reasons for having wisdom teeth removed are repeated infections, or if they are locked against the tooth in front. There may be other reasons for removing the wisdom tooth. Your dentist will discuss these with you.
Q: Can I drive after having an extraction?
If you are a healthy person, you can certainly drive home after having a tooth removed. However, if your Dentist thinks that you may be better with a person accompanying you after the procedure, you will be advised prior to the treatment.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on the FAQ pages is of a general nature and is not a substitute for professional dental or medical advice or treatment. Care For Smiles does not assume responsibility for persons substituting this advice for professional medical or dental advice. Please consult your registered health provider for advice regarding your specific conditions. If you are having a medical emergency you should contact your nearest emergency care centre.