Extractions and Preservation
A dental extraction procedure is usually performed to remove a tooth that is badly decayed or a tooth that does not have enough space in mouth such as wisdom teeth. Before the tooth removal process, the dentist will perform a complete dental examination which may include an X-ray to allow the dentist to analyse the internal aspects of the tooth, root, and bone surrounding it. The extraction may be performed using oral sedation in conjunction with local anaesthesia. Often the procedure will not cause any discomfort and if needed the dentist will prescribe antibiotics or painkillers. After the tooth extraction, you will be advised to consume liquids or soft foods and avoid excessive activity.