Wisdom Tooth Extractions

A tooth that is very decayed or damaged or loose because of gum disease may have to be extracted (taken out of your mouth). Children’s teeth are sometimes taken out for ‘orthodontic’ reasons to help the new or remaining teeth grow regularly or without being crowded.

You might discuss other treatment you need – for example, whether you may need an immediate replacement denture. If you wear a denture, this can be made ready with a new tooth at the same visit. Or you may have to have a gap for a while and come back to have the denture changed or have a new denture.

While the tooth is being taken out:

  • You will be able to move your jaw as normal
  • You may feel some pressure as the tooth is eased out, but not any pain