At LPID, we believe in preserving the natural tooth structure as much as possible and avoid having to extract a tooth unless it is unavoidable or has a poor long term prognosis. There are three reasons when extractions are usually needed.

-when the tooth has broken extensively, and therefore not enough tooth structure is left to restore the tooth with a crown or an inlay
-when a root canal treatment has failed completely, and the tooth is infected and redoing the root canal is not possible anymore

Tooth extractions at LPID are carried out under local anaesthetic to make extractions as painless as possible. We use special tools and a gentle extraction technique to preserve as much jaw bone as possible. This is important as this will ensure minimal post operative pain and swelling, and will also help bone retention for future implant work to replace the tooth.