Our dentist Welwyn Garden City understands that tooth extraction may be necessary in some cases for patients. If you are experiencing discomfort from an impacted wisdom tooth, or if you have advanced gum disease or tooth decay, we may recommend having the tooth removed. We understand that this can be an unpleasant process, but our team will work to make sure that you are comfortable and informed every step of the way.
What are tooth extractions and when are they necessary?
A tooth extraction is a common dental procedure used to remove teeth that are damaged, or decayed beyond repair. An extraction is never the first course of action. The process of tooth extraction can be intimidating, but our team will ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible during the entire procedure.
What can I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?
During your tooth extraction consultation, our team will thoroughly examine the affected area to determine if an extraction is necessary. If it is determined that an extraction is the best course of action, we will prepare the tooth by numbing the area around it.
Next, our team will use a special tool to loosen the tooth before removing it completely. In some cases, the tooth may need to be removed in sections. Once the tooth has been removed, we will clean the area and provide you with aftercare instructions.
What to expect after the procedure
It’s normal to experience some bleeding and swelling after your tooth extraction. To reduce discomfort, be sure to take pain medication as directed and apply a cold compress to the affected area. You should also avoid drinking from a straw, smoking, or rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Most people experience no complications after having a tooth extracted. However, it’s possible to develop an infection or dry socket. Be sure to contact our dentist Welwyn Garden City if you experience any unusual symptoms after your procedure.
Our dentist Welwyn Garden City is experienced in performing tooth extractions and will work to ensure that the entire process is as comfortable as possible for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
We are considerate of patients suffering from dental phobias and will make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable in our care. We can provide sedation treatment when necessary, minimising any distress during your visit and prioritising your patient experience when you are with us.
Are you worried about the cost of your treatment? Or feel the price may affect your access to treatment? We offer a number of payment options to make dental care more affordable.
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