Tooth Extractions

Where possible, we will always look at ways of saving your own tooth, rather than extracting it. However, if the occasion does arise, we can extract teeth quickly and painlessly.

When do teeth need to be extracted?

Here are some of the most common reasons why teeth might need to be extracted:

  • A badly damaged tooth that cannot be salvaged
  • An infected tooth that may put your overall health at risk
  • Impacted teeth that haven’t erupted and are causing you pain, which is common with wisdom teeth in particular
  • Overcrowded teeth

From the minute you pick up the phone to make an appointment, to the moment you leave the practice, our friendly, experienced team will be here for you.

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth no longer have a function in our modern diets and, because our jaws no longer grow long enough for wisdom teeth to comfortably erupt, it is quite common for them to become impacted. This can not only cause pain, but damage nearby teeth and impact their growth. Preventing further damage and infection from wisdom teeth is therefore one of the most common reasons for extraction.

The process

We will start by taking X-rays of your teeth to see how easily the tooth can be extracted. In simple cases, we’ll be able to quickly remove the tooth using local anaesthetic. If the tooth has a more complex root formation, or is in an awkward position, you may need a surgical procedure to remove the tooth.

With regular visits to the dentist, we’ll be able spot early signs of impacted teeth, damage or decay, and help prevent it altogether.

However, if you are concerned that you may need a tooth removed, then get in touch to talk to one of the team today.


Does it hurt?
We’ll use local anaesthetic and numbing cream to make sure that it isn’t a painful process. You may experience a small amount of pain, swelling and bleeding over the next couple of days, but this is quite common and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.
How can you help nervous patients?
If you are concerned about an extraction, then we can discuss ways that we can help to make you feel calmer during the procedure.
What aftercare will I need?
After you’ve had an extraction, you should avoid smoking, exercise and eating hard food for the next few days. As part of your treatment we will give you advice on how you can help the healing process and avoid any additional discomfort.
Do I need to have a replacement tooth fitted?
Aside from wisdom teeth, we recommend that all other gaps left by extracted teeth should be filled, either by dental implants, dental bridges or dentures. By filling the gap, you will be able to prevent further issues caused by teeth moving. We can talk through the various options and find a solution that works best for you.

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