Dental extraction is a routine procedure and complications are rare. We try to remove teeth only as a last resort and tooth removal may be required for a number of reasons. For example when a tooth has severe decay, an abscess, gum disease or is broken beyond repair. Other indications for tooth removal include crowding to allow orthodontics or impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain, swelling and/or infection.

How is a tooth extracted?

To extract a tooth we use a local anaesthetic. You will therefore be awake during the procedure but won’t feel any pain. It can take 5 minutes or 30 minutes and we will advise on this prior to starting the procedure. To extract the tooth we slowly rock the tooth and loosen it to the point where it can be removed. After the tooth has been removed, gauze will be placed into the socket to stop bleeding.

I’m nervous, what can help me?

If you are extremely nervous about having a dental extraction you can request sedation and we can discuss the benefit of this to relieve anxiety at your appointment.

What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

We can replace an extracted tooth or teeth for you. For example, with a denture, dental bridge or dental implant and will explain the replacement options with you at your appointment.

To find out more about dental extractions, or to book an appointment at Sharrow Vale Dental Care, call 0114 2686076, email enquiries@sharrowvaledentalcare.co.uk or send us a message using our online contact form.

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To find out more about dental extractions, or to book an appointment at Sharrow Vale Dental Care, call 0114 2686076, email enquiries@sharrowvaledentalcare.co.uk or send us a message using our online contact form.