REASONS WHY A TOOTH IS EXTRACTED

  • A tooth badly affected by caries (cavities in the tooth)
  • Very advanced inflammation of the connective tissues
  • Wisdom tooth that has either not grown out or has only partly grown out
  • Prior to a major operation, any such bad teeth that may constitute a risk to health are removed
  • Orthodontics; sometimes a tooth has to be removed in conjunction with orthodontics.

THOROUGH EXAMINATION AND PAINLESS TOOTH EXTRACTION

Before a tooth extraction, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon examined the patient’s mouth and the tooth that has to be removed and charts the patient’s state of health.
In addition, any necessary X-ray images are taken of the tooth in order to see the position of the root and its relationship to surrounding tissues.
 
A tooth extraction can normally take place during the first consultation, but if a surgical procedure is necessary a separate appointment must be arranged.

Before a tooth is extracted, the tooth is anaesthetised in order to ensure the procedure is painless. Patients can also choose to have extractions performed under sedation (i.e. relaxing medication) or under general anaesthetic.

Following the procedure, the patient is given a week-long course of antibiotics and pain medication. The patient is signed off work for 1–2 days, sometimes one week.

WHEN MUST THE TOOTH EXTRACTION BE PERFORMED SURGICALLY?

A tooth must be removed surgically if it or its root are stuck in the jawbone or it is difficult to remove.
A typical surgical procedure is the extraction of a wisdom tooth.

EXTRACTION OF WISDOM TEETH

The wisdom teeth are the only teeth that grow out in adulthood. When the wisdom teeth emerge, this can often cause problems, making their removal a common procedure within dentistry.

Reasons for removing wisdom teeth

  • Caries in the wisdom tooth
    It is common for a wisdom tooth to get cavities, i.e. be attacked by caries.
    Untreated caries can lead to an infection in the root of the wisdom tooth.


    Symptoms: 
    Aching and pulsing pain in the wisdom tooth indicates an infection in the core of the tooth. If the infection spreads, this often leads to inflammation of the root. If the root is inflamed the wisdom tooth must be removed.

     
    •Infection of the tissues around the wisdom tooth
    The tissues around a wisdom tooth that is about to emerge easily become inflamed. This inflammation is common among young adults whose wisdom teeth are in the process of growing out. Infection of the tissues around the wisdom teeth is a common problem with the lower wisdom teeth.
    The treatment is extraction of the wisdom tooth.

    Symptoms:
    An infection can arise quickly, the gum around the wisdom tooth swells, there is pain and a bad taste in the mouth.
    Less common symptoms that require rapid treatment are fever, abscesses that originate in the wisdom tooth and difficulty opening the mouth.
     
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REPLACING A REMOVED TOOTH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS

If the removed tooth was in a prominent place or if it was important for the bite, there are reasons to replace the tooth with a dental implant i.e. artificial root.


Find out more about dental implant care

 

TOOTH EXTRACTION AT EIRA HOSPITAL

Tom C. Lindholm, specialist in oral and jaw surgery, performs both conventional and surgical tooth extractions at Eira Hospital. He has several decades of experience of oral and jaw surgery.
Patients can also choose to have extractions performed under sedation (i.e. relaxing medication) or under general anaesthetic.

Book an appointment now. You will quickly get an appointment for tooth extraction and will not need to wait.

Price list
Tooth extraction Price
Appointment
Price includes examination and care planning. 
X-ray is billed separately.

from 60 €
Tooth extraction incl. anaesthesia 80 - 180 € 
Surgical tooth extraction incl. anaesthesia 300 - 550 € 
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added.
Listed prices are indicative. The final price will depend on the degree of the surgical procedures, how long it takes and how much material is used. An accurate price will be given in connection with the consultation appointment.