We will only ever consider removing a tooth once all other potential treatment possibilities have been explored.
A few reasons why you might need to have a tooth taken out include:
Before your procedure, you will be fully briefed on what to expect. If you’re feeling anxious about the process, we can offer sedation to help you feel fully relaxed and calm. Please remember that any question you have (no matter how small) is worth asking.
Step 1) Local anaesthetic
Local anaesthetic is administered to prevent you from feeling anything during the extraction process.
Step 2) Extraction
Your dentist will widen your tooth socket and gradually loosen the tooth so that it can be easily removed using forceps. A stitch may be placed into the empty socket to encourage the healing process.
Step 3) After the procedure
You will be given gauze to bite on to stop the bleeding that will accompany the removal of your tooth. Once this bleeding has stopped, you’re ready to go home.
What is the recovery period like?
Most people find they can comfortably resume their normal activities on the same day as their extraction. Complex extractions may take a little longer to recover from. We will be able to let you know what to expect post-treatment once we have examined your tooth.
How do I prevent an extraction in the future?
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to minimise the possibility of future tooth extraction. Simply by improving your brushing and flossing habits and making changes to your diet, you can radically reduce your risk of decay and gum disease, both of which can create the need for teeth to be taken out.
Do you offer tooth replacement treatment?
Not only do we offer options such as crowns, dentures and bridges for replacing lost teeth, but we can also place dental implants for patients who are looking for an unmatched level of stability and tooth function.
Dental implants are the overwhelming winner when it comes to replacing lost teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and take on the role of the lost tooth root.
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