Extraction is the last resort for teeth with problems that are simply too advanced. Mostly carried out on wisdom teeth, this procedure requires an x-ray to ensure that we know where your tooth roots are. The process is simple and clean, and we provide extractions when no other service will fix your problems.
A tooth extraction is the dental procedure used to remove a tooth from the mouth. Very frequently the teeth can be extracted using very minimal intervention, and standard general dental methods are enough. The tooth, or what’s left of it, will be loosened and pulled out of its socket, very often in more than one piece. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how difficult the particular extraction is going to be, where the tooth is located what needs to be done before extracting, and a whole host of other factors as well.
But only some tooth extractions are this simple, and many tooth extractions are surgical. This means that oral surgery needs to be performed in order to extract the given tooth, and this means that the entire process is going to change radically. The procedure will still be performed under local anaesthetic, but will typically take form around 45 minutes to an hour and a half, and a trained oral surgeon needs to perform the tooth extraction. These kinds of tooth extractions require a healing time afterwards that is longer afterwards as well.
Although the process seems to be straightforward, there are certain aspects of it that aren’t so very direct. First of all, every tooth extraction, regardless of whether or not it is surgical, needs a preliminary x-ray of the area. This is vitally important, because this is the only way that the dentist knows that they will not damage the surrounding tissues and the teeth close to it, and is the only safe way to perform an extraction. Once there, local anaesthetic will be applied to the area and the tooth will be pulled from the socket. There can be residual bleeding for up to 48 hours afterwards, but the bleeding should dissipate and be less and less strong. It is vitally important that a blood clot form over the extraction site, otherwise you run the risk of dry socket or a serious infection, or both. It is also vitally important that you keep all of the instructions and aftercare requests that the dentist prescribes for you, otherwise you will have a serious infection that can cause the loss of more teeth, blood poisoning and a whole slew of other dental problems. When the blood clot forms, it is important that you do not remove it, do not suck the area, do not brush the area, do not rinse the area, just leave it alone and do not eat on that side of your mouth. Brush the area after 12 hours very, very softly with a soft bristled toothbrush. The most important thing to note about tooth extractions is that the rehabilitation of your mouth does not end with the tooth extraction. You will need to do something with the area sooner or later, or the teeth next to the extraction site will become loose and may start to fall out as well. It is important that missing teeth always need to be replaced, or the condition of the mouth will deteriorate, and other health problems may form as well.Book Cost
The price of a tooth extraction varies according to how big the tooth is, how long it will take and how difficult the actual extraction will be. On the whole, surgical tooth extractions are usually more expensive than “normal” ones, and require more expertise and more time in the chair. This is why the price is set the way it is. If you think you need a tooth extraction, please do not hesitate to contact our expert dentists, as they may be able to provide a solution in which you can keep your teeth, but if not, they are guaranteed to be gentle and humane during the course of this unfortunate dental treatment.
The aim of dentistry is to preserve, regenerate, and protect teeth, so that they may fulfil their very important functions of biting and chewing food, aiding in a beautiful appearance, and helping speech for as long as physically possible. Tooth extractions are therefore the dentist’s worst nightmare, and are a very last resort used for when the health of the patient is at risk if the tooth stays in. Teeth that have problems that simply cannot be resolved, teeth that are sources of infection, teeth that are growing in a way as to risk the teeth next to them and other such drastic times are the only times when tooth extractions are used, and each one of them is a small tragedy.