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Why Might I Need a Dental Extraction?

Dental Extraction | Kew East DentistFor most dentists, including those at our Kew East, VIC dental clinic, dental extractions are almost always a treatment of last resort. It’s usually better to save a tooth rather than extract it. But the truth is, saving a tooth is not always possible. There are some situations where extraction is necessary; sometimes extraction can actually protect oral health.

Here are the instances where we might recommend to patients that we extract a tooth.

Gum Disease

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.