Tooth Extraction Surgery

Our experienced team in Chatham will do everything they can to save your tooth where possible, but sometimes extractions are unavoidable. In the case of a damaged or broken tooth, we may suggest restorative treatments like fillings or a crown. However, if the damage is severe enough, our caring dentists might recommend tooth extraction surgery. Our goal is to provide our patients with a comfortable, non-stressful extraction in a friendly, supportive setting.

What is tooth extraction surgery?

The word extraction simply means removal. Many factors can lead to our dentists recommending tooth extraction surgery.

Our commitment to your care means we will refer you elsewhere for extraction if we feel it is appropriate and safer to do so. We will discuss any referrals at the time of your consultation.

Why do I need a tooth extraction?

Our dentists in Kent recommend tooth extractions for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Making room for orthodontic treatment
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Loose teeth caused by gum disease
  • Irreparable broken teeth

In most cases, tooth extraction is the last resort for a tooth that has undergone multiple treatments and has no other viable options.

What can I expect at my tooth extraction appointment?

Our warm and welcoming team is here to ensure your comfort from the moment you arrive. Relax in our cosy chairs as we guide you through the process, addressing any concerns and explaining potential risks in detail. Before proceeding, we’ll administer a local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout your tooth extraction surgery.

Throughout the extraction, you may experience sensations of pressure or gentle pushing, which is entirely normal. Rest assured, our skilled dentists will monitor your comfort levels closely. Should you feel anything beyond pressure or pushing, we’ll pause the procedure immediately. As soon as the tooth has been removed, you will be given a gauze pack to bite on to stem minor bleeding, as well as aftercare instructions.

Tooth extraction surgery aftercare

After your surgery, we will provide follow-up care to ensure that your tooth extraction is healing as planned. Our team will provide you with aftercare advice, which usually includes:

  • Avoid mouthwash, hot food and drinks, as well as strenuous activity for the first 24 hours
  • Take regular painkillers as needed
  • Eat a well-balanced soft diet until you can carefully chew with your other teeth
  • Complete the course of any antibiotics you are given
  • Refrain from smoking

I have more questions about my tooth extraction

If you’d like to find out more about tooth extractions at Smil, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please call our kind and caring team today on 01634 756536.

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