SAFE TOOTH REMOVAL
Awareness of the need to treat potentially infected teeth has grown among health practitioners and the community. Dr Tom has safely undertaken removal of infected and root-canal treated teeth for many years.
Appropriate assessment of teeth can be carried out with a combination of localised radiographs and more complex conebeam scans. This is often used in combination with specialised testing to assess the presence of bacterial toxins around a tooth.
Great care is taken to ensure infection and the periodontal ligament are appropriately removed, to minimise the risk of post-operative complications. Healing is supported through the use of appropriate localised and systemic products.
Removal of any tooth needs to be accompanied by a discussion surrounding appropriate replacements to ensure ongoing support of the mouth, face and airway. Dr Tom utilises a range of biocompatible replacement options including new generation dentures, ceramic bridges and zirconia implants.