NHS dentist in Oxford helping locals

No one likes going through the process of a tooth extraction. Besides, our NHS dentist in Oxford  doesn’t like to recommend tooth extraction straight away, because our primary goal is often to save your natural teeth.

nhs-dentist-oxfordBut, a tooth removal or dental extraction is the best option in some situations. Our dentists recommend dental extraction when repair or maintenance of the affected tooth is impossible. Tooth extraction can be considered for different reasons. At our dental practice, here are some of the common reasons why we would recommend a tooth extraction.

Reasons why we may consider removing your tooth

You may have to visit us to receive a tooth extraction if you have a severely damaged tooth as a result of decay or infection. If decay or disease is detected early enough, we can fix the issue through other dental procedures. We can save your natural teeth in many instances.

However, if you discover the infection or damage when it has gone too far, you are likely to require extraction. Significant trauma or injury is also a leading cause of teeth extractions because it can potentially damage other teeth and your gums. You need to schedule an appointment with our NHS dentist in Oxford for removal as soon as possible.

Various things can cause an impacted tooth. For instance, teeth can fail to erupt properly due to a lack of enough space in your mouth. A tooth can also get twisted, displaced, or oddly angled as it is growing, due to a traumatic impact or an accident. When our NHS dentist in Oxford finds an impacted tooth that they cannot cure because it is at an advanced stage, they will most likely prescribe a tooth extraction procedure.

Teeth extractions can sometimes be carried out as part of a systematically devised plan by a dental health care professional. Our dentists may recommend dental extractions for patients who have severely crowded teeth. It can help in creating additional space in your mouth so that the remaining teeth can be aligned. Dental extractions for overcrowded teeth can sometimes be recommended for teenagers and children.

Broken teeth are often treated with placement of a dental crown. However, it is not always the case if the crack or break is deep and severe. When a tooth breaks catastrophically, your dentist might recommend its removal. But, you first need to talk to us so that we can examine your broken tooth before recommending a dental extraction.

Gum disease can destroy your teeth when you don’t treat it early enough. Advanced stages of gum diseases result in gum tissue degeneration. It also causes degeneration of bone and ligaments that support your teeth. When the supporting tissue degenerates, your teeth become loose. Ultimately, gum disease causes your tooth to fall out on its own. Therefore, a dentist may possibly recommend a tooth extraction if the gum disease has advanced.

These are some of the reasons why our dentists recommend tooth extraction. While we can recommend this dental procedure, the decision lies solely with you. But, the goal for every dentist is to preserve your natural teeth, unless these extreme situations are prevailing.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.

Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.

We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:

  • Severe pain for over 48 hours
  • Facial Swelling
  • Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding

We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.

Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.