Tooth extraction is sometimes the most reasonable option remaining for a compromised tooth. With good anaesthetic, simple and even difficult extractions can be accomplished with minimal discomfort. Tooth extractions that are traditionally thought of as being very difficult, such as wisdom teeth, are often not as painful a process as you might think and usually do not require a general anaesthetic.
Good things to discuss, prior to having a tooth extracted, are:
- How this will affect your remaining teeth and gums?
- What options are available, such as bone grafting, to prepare for replacement with a dental implant?