DENTAL EXTRACTIONS

WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.

WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

If a tooth is damaged by decay, fractured due to a crack, knocked out by trauma or is un-restorable due to gum disease, the tooth needs to be extracted.

Sometimes ‘baby teeth’ do not fall out and need to be extracted or people getting braces may need extractions to create space for the teeth to be moved into the new spaces.

Wisdom teeth are sometimes extracted due to pain, decay and infection, as they are difficult to clean.

WHY DO I NEED A TOOTH EXTRACTION?

Dr. Lavery routinely does all her extractions conservatively in the dental chair with local anaesthetic using a cutting-edge American patented conservative technique.

This means that the extraction is rapid and atraumatic to the surrounding tissue.

Atraumatic extractions result in quicker wound healing, less pain and conserves the bone, which is especially important if a dental implant is to be placed in the extraction site.

Implants need bone to integrate so the more bone that is left behind after an extraction is better.

WHAT IS THE COST OF TOOTH EXTRACTION?

The cost depends on the difficult of the extraction and Dr. Lavery will advise of the cost prior to treatment.

Dr. Lavery also offers ground breaking gold standard grafting procedures immediately after your extraction to optimise the bone quantity and quality on your wound.

A blood sample (usually take from your arm) is prepared in the latest generation medical centrifuge (medifuge) which extracts the concentrated growth factors and stem cells which when placed back into the wound at the time of extraction differentiate into the bone cells.

This is cutting-edge science and Dr. Lavery truly is a self- confessed ‘science nerd’, bringing you all the latest medical technology advances!!

Your body is AMAZING – HAPPY HEALING!!

For patients who require multiple extractions or are feeling anxious, at the studio we offer many different options to alleviate dental anxiety.

We also carry out extractions under sedation with a registered anaesthetist.

Rarely does a patient requests to be admitted to hospital to have their extractions carried out under a general anaesthetic, we can arrange the appropriate referral for this.