At Oxenford Dental Studio, we understand that the thought of having a tooth removed can be very daunting. That’s why we strive to provide a safe, gentle and relaxing environment for all our patients. Our dentists are highly skilled and experienced in performing dental extractions and will ensure a smooth, pain-free experience should you need an extraction.

Need a Tooth Extraction?

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What Is A Dental Extraction?

So, what is dental extraction?
A dental extraction is a procedure where a tooth is removed from the mouth, generally where all other treatment options have been exhausted. A tooth may need to be removed for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Extensive loss or destruction of tooth structure from dental decay or a fracture
  • Excessive mobility due to advanced periodontal (gum) disease
  • Irreversible nerve inflammation due to trauma or deep decay – treatment alternative to Root Canal Treatment
  • A request from an Orthodontist to create space and facilitate movement of teeth as part of an overall orthodontic treatment plan
  • A supernumerary (extra) tooth that has developed
  • A problematic wisdom tooth
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The Procedure

At your appointment, if all other treatment options have been explored and your dentist decides an extraction is the only viable option, we will determine if you require a simple or surgical extraction.

  • A simple extraction can be performed when there is enough of the tooth remaining above the gum line which allows us to easily removed with a tool such as a forcep.
  • A surgical extraction is a more invasive type of extraction which can involve going under the gums and exposing more of the tooth or root for us to grab onto. Extractions are always performed under local anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the appointment. 
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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth are the final set of molars to erupt which generally come through typically in the late teenage years or early adulthood. Some people can have their wisdom teeth erupt without any problems and can be functional within the chewing function. For most people, wisdom teeth can cause complications such as inflammation around the flap of gum tissue that sits on top of the wisdom tooth, impaction which can cause damage to the adjacent tooth or ulcers/trauma due to friction of the wisdom tooth on the surrounding soft tissues.
During your preventative appointment, our experienced dentists can assess your wisdom teeth with the help of a full mouth xray, called an OPG. This provides valuable information when considering the best course of treatment for wisdom teeth such as proximity to nerves or the sinus.

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