Typically, patients are referred to an oral surgeon for the removal of badly broken down or impacted teeth. This is because a non surgical or simple extraction is not possible, or because bone need to be preserved for future implant treatment.
This extraction method is particularly suited to impacted teeth, badly broken down or decayed teeth or those with multiple roots in dense bone. Like a wisdom tooth extraction, this is a minor surgical procedure and can be performed comfortably under local anaesthetic and/or intravenous sedation.
What is the recovery period?
This depends on the type of extraction, the number of teeth and your own particular healing! A full assessment of this can be made at your consultation. All patients receive a prescription and comprehensive written post-operative instructions following a surgical procedure. Sick certificates can be issued on request.