We understand that having a tooth removed can be an upsetting and anxious time. If possible, we′ll always try and help you save your tooth, but if a removal is needed, we will do everything possible to make it as comfortable and simple for you as possible.
The most common reasons for tooth extraction is removing seriously damaged teeth because of tooth decay, a fractured or broken tooth or it may also be necessary to reduce dental crowding or the risk of infection and in case of preparing for a denture.
Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anaesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth extracted experiences little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.
We’ll always make sure that the area is completely numb before removing any tooth. We have a great team of specialist for more complicated cases including wisdom teeth removal.
Most tooth extractions are a straightforward procedure, followed by at-home care that includes rest and gentle care of the extraction site. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur. Smoking, vigorous brushing, rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open.