Tooth Extractions in Dublin

Why would you need your teeth removed?

There are many reasons as to why your dentist would recommend a tooth extraction, including:

  • Irreparable tooth decay
    When tooth decay reaches the centre of the tooth and infects the pulp. A common solution to this is a root canal. However, if the tooth is then beyond repair, your dentist may choose to extract the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading.
  • Preventing overcrowding
    If your mouth and gums aren’t big enough to fit the teeth growing through, not only can this cause misaligned teeth, but it can cause a great deal of pain too. Your dentist may choose to remove a tooth in preparation for the alignment of your teeth.
  • After an accident
    After a serious accident, your teeth may have been seriously affected. While your dentist will try their best to preserve your teeth, tooth extractions may be the best option.
  • To resolve an impacted tooth
    When your wisdom teeth grow through (if they do), they may impact other teeth or your jaw which can cause severe pain. Your dentist will remove your wisdom tooth (teeth) if this is the cause of your pain.

What happens during a tooth removal?

Firstly, your dentist will take an X-ray of your whole mouth. This allows them to see exactly where the problem is and the position of your teeth. Wisdom teeth, for example, can grow at an angle which allows your dentist to decide upon the best method of removal. Your dentist will look at your medical records to ensure you’re not allergic to anything before the procedure.

Your dentist can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area surrounding your tooth during a simple extraction. The oral surgeon may use intravenous (IV) anaesthesia instead during a surgical extraction. If IV sedation is used by your oral surgeon, make sure you have a ride home after the procedure because it will not be safe to drive.

Once your mouth is numb, your dentist will widen your tooth socket and gently loosen your tooth before they remove it. Sometimes your dentist may need to put a stitch in the empty socket to help it heal. When you have a tooth extracted, you can feel some pressure in your mouth, but it should not be painful. If you feel some discomfort, immediately let your dentist know.

If you’re in pain with your teeth or gums, call Sharma Dental Center today and our team will be happy to help.