Tooth decay and gum disease can cause a lot of pain and degrade the quality of a natural tooth so much that extraction is the only real option. Other reasons for removal include impaction, which occurs when teeth are unable to grow into the proper position because of other teeth, bone structure, or gum issues. This is the primary reason why wisdom teeth are removed. Left untreated, a broken, infected, or impacted tooth can cause escalating pain and serious health issues.
If your teeth are infected or otherwise compromised to the point that they should come out, our dentists at Beech House Dental Surgery will relieve your pain and get you back on the road to good dental health.
How are teeth extracted?
Before commencing treatment we will X-ray the tooth or teeth to review the extent of the issue and determine how to best proceed. Then, after using local anaesthesia to numb the area, we remove the tooth. If it is broken or not yet erupted, a more intricate surgical extraction will be necessary, but we will ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free the entire time. You may experience some swelling and tenderness afterwards, but cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication will manage these symptoms until they subside.
Added care will be necessary during the first few days after your tooth extraction. Recommended steps include:
– Eating softer foods
– No smoking
– Extra care when brushing near the extraction site.
In most instances healing only takes a couple of weeks, but extreme cases may require three months or more. During that time, make sure that you follow our directions to ensure that the healing process is as quick and complete as possible.
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