Posted by: Jackes | 2004/10/27


Hospital for teeth removal

Hi There,

The last time I went to see a dentist it was last of last month and It was discovered that I had a tooth which is not developing normally. When I ask the dentist to removed that tooth I was told that I must admitted to a hospital in order for that tooth to be removed. My question is: How long can I be admitted as I don't to be in hospital for more that two day because of some other reasons? Why can't the dentist remove that tooth right away?
Please help as I start to feel a pain because of that tooth.


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Oral health expert


You will only be in hospital for a few hours not even 1 day.
The tooth is probably impacted (stuck in the bone) and that would require cutting bone and gum to remove the tooth. It is better to do the proceudre in theatre.

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Posted by: Jakes | 2004/10/27

Do I need to make an appointment? Which hospitals can perform this type of an operation or procedure? I am staying around Midrand. Please help as I can't bear this pain any more.

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