In Tarporley, Cheshire
A dental extraction is often the last resort if a tooth is badly damaged or decaying. It can also be required before other treatments such as orthodontics, dentures and dental implants. If you’re in pain, an extraction will help to resolve this.
- Remove the source of pain
- Protect your remaining teeth
- Prepare for other treatments
- Quick procedure
- Expert aftercare and support
- Restoration options available
An extraction will help to remove the source of pain and protect your remaining teeth. It could also be required before further restorative treatment such as orthodontics or dental implants. Tooth extraction doesn't have to be daunting, and we will do everything we can to put you at ease.
The extraction procedure
Extraction procedures are very common. It is typically performed on teeth that are severely damaged or decayed and can’t be saved with other treatments. Extractions are usually done under local anaesthesia, meaning that the dentist numbs the area around the tooth where they are working so you don’t feel any pain during the treatment.
The treatment is very quick, and if you are in pain, you should find immediate relief from your pain once the infected tooth is removed. We will provide extensive aftercare support to help you care for your gum as it heals. We can also offer advice on restorative options to replace a missing tooth. Restoration options include:
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
Why our patients choose us
At Tarporley Dental Centre, we take a patient-first approach to dental care. As your friendly local dentists we are here to care for smiles of all ages. With Denplan, you can spread the cost of caring for your smile, allowing you to enjoy premium care that fits your budget.
Your treatment journey
Book a checkup
During your routine checkup, we will look for signs of decay in your teeth. If your tooth is damaged and cannot be repaired, we may recommend an extraction.
Numbing the area
We start by making sure that the area is completely numb so you will be comfortable throughout your treatment.
Extracting the tooth
The method is extraction will vary depending on the location of the tooth, but you should be comfortable and relaxed throughout.
Aftercare and healing
You will need to care for your gums carefully after the tooth has been extracted, we'll give you instructions for how to do this.
Replacing the tooth
You may wish to explore restorative options to replace this tooth. This could include a bridge or partial denture.
Frequently asked questions
You may choose to have a dental bridge after a tooth extraction to replace the missing tooth. You could also choose a partial denture for multiple missing teeth.
Most patients find that the pain associated with tooth extraction is minimal. You will be numbed throughout the procedure, so you might feel pressure but no pain. We will provide you with instructions on how to manage any discomfort and may also prescribe pain medication to help alleviate any post-extraction pain or swelling.
The recovery process from a tooth extraction will vary depending on the type of extraction performed and your individual healing process. In general, it can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks for the site of the extraction to heal completely.
There is no set number of teeth that can be extracted at one time. However, your dentist will take into consideration the type of extraction being performed, as well as your overall health and healing process, when determining how many teeth can be extracted during a single procedure.
You may need to have one or more teeth extracted before getting braces. This is usually performed by an oral surgeon and will depend on the severity of your condition and the number of teeth that need to be removed. Your dentist or orthodontist will help you determine if extraction is required and can provide you with additional information about this procedure.
There are a number of potential side effects that may occur following tooth extraction, including pain and swelling. You may also experience numbness in the affected area or bleeding. Your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to manage these side effects and may prescribe medication to help mitigate any discomfort or inflammation.
Looking for cosmetic treatments?
Alongside our general dental care, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to help transform your smile. Whiten your teeth, achieve a straighter smile or replace missing teeth with modern and innovative cosmetic dentistry.
Explore our treatments
Restore your smile and boost your confidence with this permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are a superior alternative to dentures.
Replace a missing tooth and conceal minor imperfections in your smile with a porcelain dental bridge.
Replace missing teeth with full or partial dentures and restore your confidence to chew, speak and smile again.
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Our experienced dentists are ably supported by our dedicated team of nurses and receptionists most of whom have been at the practice for many years. They are all experienced in making patients feel welcome and at ease and are capable of dealing with any queries or concerns.