Extraction may be necessary if you have a severe dental pulp infection or have lost gum or bone tissue due to advanced gum disease. We may also need to extract one or more teeth to reduce crowding ahead of orthodontic treatment.
If you require a simple extraction, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic. They will then rock the tooth back and forth in its socket using a pair of tiny forceps, loosening it gradually until it can be removed.
The term “complex extraction” covers cases such as problematic wisdom teeth or any other tooth hidden beneath the gum line. These cases may require more invasive methods to treat such as the surgical removal of gum and bone tissue.
A complex extraction is also performed under a local anaesthetic, and you should not feel any discomfort during the procedure. The primary difference between a simple and complex extraction is a longer recovery time.
After an extraction, you will need to take care of the socket to avoid complications. Refrain from consuming hot foods and drinks, using a straw, smoking, vigorous rinsing, or aggravating the extraction site when brushing.
If you think you might require a tooth extraction, call The Smile Gallery on 01342 321 094 or click here to book an appointment.
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