Extractions / Tooth removal

Extractions / Tooth removal

Tooth Removal with Care and Comfort

Tooth extraction, also known as dental extraction, is a common dental procedure in which a tooth is carefully removed from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure may be necessary for various reasons, such as severe tooth decay, gum disease, overcrowding, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment. While the thought of tooth removal may seem intimidating, please rest assured that ensuring your comfort and peace of mind during the procedure is our primary concern.


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FAQS About Extractions / Tooth removal
Tooth extraction may be necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, overcrowding, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment.
The tooth extraction procedure itself is not painful as it is performed under local anaesthesia to numb the area. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or mild pain, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
Recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and your body’s healing ability. In general, it takes a few days to a week for the gums to heal fully.
Some common side effects of tooth extraction include swelling, mild bleeding, and soreness. Complications are rare but may include dry socket (exposed bone), infection, or nerve injury.
It’s best to stick to soft foods for the first few days after a tooth extraction. Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that could irritate the extraction site.
To promote faster healing, follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions carefully, avoid smoking and drinking through straws, maintain good oral hygiene, and rest as needed.
Yes, there are several options for tooth replacement, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Your dentist can discuss the best option for you based on your individual needs.
The cost of tooth extraction varies depending on factors such as the tooth’s location, complexity of the extraction, and the dentist’s fees. Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
If you are given local anaesthesia for a routine tooth extraction, you should be able to drive home. However, if you receive general anaesthesia or IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.

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