In most cases, it is preferable if we can save a compromised tooth rather than extract it. However, if the tooth is beyond saving – for example, if it’s cracked, or suffered significant decay – then extraction is the only option.
The benefit of extraction is that it provides immediate pain relief and often is very affordable. On the downside, extraction can affect chewing and overall jaw health as neighbouring teeth have more work to do.
Tooth extraction is generally not recommended if the affected tooth has a good chance of being restored and saved, or if missing teeth would likely cause significant problems particularly for young people.
We invite you to speak to our dental team who can provide you with recommendations that suit your particular circumstances.
Are you looking for Emergency Tooth Extraction service for immediate relief? Me Dental Care is open 7 days a week. Please contact our Patient Co-ordinator to book an appointment, or call (03) 8538-6199 during business hours.