Sometimes despite our best efforts a tooth cannot be saved if is too broken down, if a crack in the tooth goes underneath the gum or if too much bone around the tooth has been lost. Also it is common for 3rd molars or the wisdom teeth to have enough room to erupt in the mouth and make it difficult to clean. When this happens it can become decayed, create a food trap that could decay the tooth in front, swell up and in severe cases cause so much infection that it can close up your airways requiring an emergency trip to the hospital.
We are highly experienced in removing teeth that cannot be saved. We ensure that you are completely numb before the procedure starts and are trained to remove all kinds of difficult teeth.
Occasionally though a tooth can be too difficult or risky to remove. This may occur if the roots of a wisdom tooth is very close to a nerve called the inferior alveolar nerve. The roots of some upper molar teeth can be close to the sinus. A patient may also be on high dosage of blood thinners or be taking bisphosphonates. These patients are best referred to an oral surgeon. We can help relieve you of your pain and refer you to a local oral surgeon who can help you.