Our dentists in Garstang will always try their best to save your teeth to avoid tooth extraction wherever possible. If a tooth is damaged or broken we will try to fix it using treatment such as fillings or crowns. However, if there is too much damage then your dentist may recommend the tooth be extracted. There are many reasons why your dentist may advise you to have tooth extraction. For example:
- Severe dental decay
- Irreparable broken teeth
- Loose teeth caused by advanced gum disease
- Symptomatic impacted wisdom teeth
- Crowded teeth (too many teeth) usually on the request of an orthodontist
Dental extraction means the safe removal of the entire tooth (this includes the root) from its bony socket.
Our experienced dentists carry out extractions of varying difficulty including wisdom tooth removal. All dental extractions are carried out under local anaesthetic ensuring you are completely numb in the area of the mouth before any treatment is attempted. We always ensure the procedure is as comfortable and gentle for you as possible.
Once the tooth extraction is complete, we will provide you with clear instructions on how to care for the extraction socket to help the healing process and limit the chance of post-operative infection. Our dentists will provide follow-up care if required to ensure your mouth is comfortable and best healing is achieved.
After the tooth extraction we recommend you avoid hot food and drink for the first 24 hours. Please avoid eating hard foods and avoid drinking using a straw. Continue to clean your mouth as normal using a toothbrush and interdental cleaning aids but avoid the extraction site. If you have any concerns after having an extraction please contact your dentist for further advice.
If you think you require an extraction or would like some more information please contact us.