Alternatives to removal of teeth have been explained to me (root canal
therapy, crown and bridge procedures, periodontal therapy, etc…).
I understand removing teeth does not always remove infection, if present,
and it may be necessary to have additional treatment. I understand I may
require further treatment by a specialist if complications arise during
or following treatment for which the cost is my responsibility. I understand
the risks involved in having teeth removed, some of which are pain, swelling,
spread of infection, dry socket, loss of feeling in my teeth, lips, tongue
and surrounding tissue (paresthesia) that can last for an indefinite period
of time, or fractured jaw.