TOOTH EXTRACTION

Staina House Dental Practice

Tooth Extraction

Wherever possible, our dentists in Garstang will always try to preserve your natural teeth. If you have a damaged or broken tooth, we will try to address the issue through suitable treatments such as fillings or crowns. In cases where the damage is extensive, our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction.

Why Might I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction for several reasons, such as severe dental decay, an irreparably broken tooth and impacted wisdom teeth. We may also suggest an extraction if you are experiencing loose teeth caused by advanced gum disease or at the request of an orthodontist due to overcrowding.

A tooth extraction is not always classed as an emergency. A severe infection or unbearable pain may necessitate immediate attention, but many tooth extractions, such as wisdom tooth removal, are often planned.

Complex Tooth Extractions

Our experienced dentists can carry out complex extractions, including some wisdom tooth removal. All extractions are carried out under local anaesthetic, which ensures that the area is numb before any treatment is attempted. We dedicate ourselves to making sure that all procedures are conducted as gently as possible, prioritising your comfort and well-being throughout.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Once your 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 the best healing is achieved.

What to avoid

After your tooth extraction, our dentists would recommend you avoid hot food and drink for the first 24 hours. Please refrain from eating hard foods and do not drink 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 a tooth extraction, please contact our dentists for further advice.

CONTACT US

Get in touch with us

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, including pain, swelling and loose teeth, please contact our practice in Lancashire on 01995 605 707. Our experienced team will be more than happy to provide more information on tooth extractions and what to do in an emergency.

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