Ideally, your natural teeth will last for life, but injury or infection can sometimes cause early tooth loss. Everyone here at Dapto Smile Dental Centre will work with you to help save and preserve your natural teeth. We will only suggest their removal if there is no hope of saving them.
What to Expect If You Need a Tooth Removed
If you do need to have one or more teeth taken out, our dentist will first numb the tooth so you cannot feel anything. Removing a tooth is a very quick process and afterwards we might close the empty tooth socket with stitches, or we will leave it to heal naturally. Please don’t worry, as we will give you plenty of practical advice on how to care for your mouth as it heals. If tooth loss leaves a highly visible gap in your mouth or makes it tricky to eat, we can generally supply temporary teeth to be worn during healing and until we can fit a more permanent solution.