What type of extractions are there and what do you need to know?
Simple tooth extractions are the procedures that usually take a few minutes and the tooth is gone in a heartbeat. Although preparation for the procedure may require a little longer (an X-ray, thorough examination, anaesthetic), the actual tooth removal takes less than a minute. Usually, the tooth has a single root and is already mobile (for an extraction to be necessary), so children are often amazed that they didn’t feel a thing.
Wisdom tooth extractions
Wisdom teeth are slightly more challenging for extraction. Often, they need extracting because a caries has managed to remain hidden and develop, rendering the tooth useless. Nevertheless, even though wisdom teeth have two roots (more touch points with the jawbone) their extraction can often be just as simple. As with all other treatments for children, we make sure that there is no pain and discomfort.
Dr Carmen Colomar
(Restorative, cosmetic, and paediatric dentistry)
Dr Carmen Colomar qualified from Universitat de Barcelona in 2005 where she also completed successfully a Masters Degree in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation.
After four years dedicated to private general dentistry in Spain, she moved to the UK. It was then that she developed a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry. Dr Colomar has continued to extend her knowledge and skills with postgraduate courses and seminars, and she is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
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