Tooth Extraction

While it is usually preferable to keep your natural teeth as long as possible, there are several reasons the dentist may recommend removing a tooth entirely from the socket in your jaw. This is called an extraction.

When should I get my tooth extracted?

  • Your jaw may not have enough room to accommodate the tooth. If not removed, it could become impacted.As a result food can accumulate around the impacted tooth and consequently become painful. This is the primary reason why many people have their wisdom teeth removed.
  • The tooth may impair the ability of surrounding teeth to come in properly. Children occasionally need to have a largely decayed baby tooth removed.
  • Sometimes a tooth may reach such a serious state of decay that no repair can fix it. In this case the only option is extraction.

The dental surgeons of Kensington Dental are well trained in current practices, and well experienced with extracting teeth. We know your concerns, and work to ensure this procedure is performed as gently as possible. Do you have an emergency? Our 24-hour answering service lets us handle dental emergencies, so we can help with your broken tooth regardless of the hour. If you are worried that removing tooth will leave a gap, you can also get a dental implant to fill it up.