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Tooth extractions

In some cases, nothing can be done to save a natural tooth and the best option for your health and comfort is to have it removed.

Why are teeth removed?

Sometimes, advanced gum disease or tooth decay mean that a tooth is damaged beyond repair. While we prefer to conserve natural teeth where possible, sometimes the best course of action is to remove the tooth.

If you need to have a tooth removed, it’s important to visit a qualified dental professional who can perform the surgical procedure in a sterile environment.

You will also be given aftercare instructions by your dentist to make your recovery quick and safe.

How do tooth extractions work?

First, your dentist will take an x-ray of your tooth and its position. They will give you a local anaesthetic to make sure you can’t feel anything. If you are anxious, you can have sedation to make you feel calm.

Your dentist will then carefully extract your tooth.

Afterwards, you might experience some swelling or pain and your dentist will recommend painkillers to help alleviate this.

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What are the benefits of tooth extraction?

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It is a safe procedure when carried out by a skilled and experienced dental professional.

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Your recovery time should be quick and any pain or discomfort should be alleviated with painkillers.

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It gets rid of the discomfort you might be feeling from an impacted wisdom tooth or damage as a result of injury.


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