A Dental Team You Can Trust
Here at Bridge Dental and Implant Clinic, we are passionate about your smile and will only extract a tooth when there is no other option, or when it’s the best possible treatment choice for your individual case.
When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
There are many reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed, for example.
- Decayed tooth
- Split root
- Impacted Wisdom teeth
- Space for Braces
Your bespoke Dental team we’ll discuss this at length when before we put your personal plan together.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
In most cases, wisdom teeth grow without problems, but occasionally they might not have enough room to come through properly. In this instance, they may grow at a difficult angle and cause what’s known as a tooth impaction. This can cause a lot of discomfort, which is why you should always come and see us if your wisdom teeth are causing you bother.
If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, so having the tooth removed will prevent any unpleasant symptoms and leave you with a happy, healthy smile.
Sedation for Tooth Removal or Implant surgery
Does having a surgical treatment make you feel anxious, don’t worry. We completely understand that dental surgery can be a daunting prospect and want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your visit. We offer sedation for tooth extractions, so you can feel at ease during your procedure.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips
We will give you plenty of aftercare advice once your treatment is complete and you’re relaxing in our comfortable environment, but here are some rough guidelines on how to take care of your gums when you’ve had a tooth removed:
- Avoid hot food for the first 24 hours, and refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Avoid rinsing your mouth out for the first 24 hours, but when you do come to rinse, use warm saltwater (you’ll only need half a teaspoon of salt)
- Brush and floss your other teeth as you would normally.
- If you experience any soreness, take over-the-counter painkillers to provide relief.
If you’re still feeling pain a few days after your surgery, please come back to see us as soon as possible, so that we can soothe any soreness and help to speed up your recovery.
Do you have a tooth that’s causing you pain? If you think you could benefit from tooth removal, or want to explore other options, give us a call. We’d love to have a chat with you and discover the best way to restore your smile.