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TOOTH EXTRACTION

Our first priority at Walton Dental Surgery is to protect your natural teeth. We only recommend tooth extraction when this is the only option or if it is the best course of action for your individual situation.

We always like to give you a full picture of your dental issue and give you the different treatment options available for you. If you then agree that the choice of tooth extraction is the best way forward, then we initiate the procedure with the aim that we keep it painless for you.

WHAT MAKES TOOTH EXTRACTION NECESSARY?

Several reasons exist that make a tooth extraction the best viable option. These include extreme tooth decay, split tooth all the way down into the root or a problematic wisdom tooth.

From time to time, we may find the need to remove a tooth during an orthodontic treatment where more space needs to be created to allow for other teeth to move into their proper place. We always discuss everything at length with you to help make the right decision.

REMOVAL OF WISDOM TOOTH

Whilst in the majority of cases wisdom teeth grow normally. But there are instances where the wisdom teeth do not come out properly due to lack of space in the mouth or because they grow at a wrong angle causing tooth impaction that can cause discomfort. If left untreated, this can result in infection.

If you ever experience discomfort due to your wisdom teeth, don’t wait too long before the situation gets worse. Visit us and we will help you keep a trouble-free and healthy smile.

PAIN FREE EXTRACTIONS

We usually conduct a tooth removal procedure under local anaesthesia so that you do not experience pain. But if the thought of tooth extraction surgery causes you high level of anxiety, then we will help you with sedation.

Our aim is to give you as much of comfort as you need. Call on us and we will inform you more about our sedation service.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION

Rest assured that you will receive ample advice from us on how to take care of your mouth and gum after a tooth extraction so that you achieve trouble-free healing. Here are some useful general tips:

 

  • For the first 24 hours after a tooth extraction avoid eating hot food and do not smoke or drink alcohol.
  • During the first 24 hours, refrain from rinsing your mouth. Thereafter, gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater by putting half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of water.
  • You can brush and floss the rest of your teeth normally.
  • Should you feel soreness, you can take regular over-the-counter pain tablets.

In case you feel pain after the passage of few days after the extraction, we recommend that you come back to us as early as possible so we can help you remove the soreness.

 

If you have a tooth that is causing you pain, then you should seek a consultation with us. We can help you through a treatment that helps you keep the tooth without the pain. But if a tooth extraction is the best option, then we will ensure that we keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.