The word extraction is sometimes enough to make even the hardiest dental patient feel anxious, but with Aqua Dental, we can assure you that you’re in the best hands. Our expert dentists have extensive experience in removing teeth and they do everything they can to put your mind at ease and prevent any discomfort.
About tooth extraction
Tooth extraction has a bad reputation, but it is often a fairly straight-forward procedure, which should cause you very little pain. Before any extraction procedure, the tooth will be numbed completely to ensure that you don’t feel a thing. Once the local anaesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will start to ease the tooth in its socket by using specially designed dental pliers to move the tooth from side to side. Once the tooth is loose, they will pull gently to release the tooth roots from the socket and remove the tooth. Afterwards, it is common for the socket to bleed slightly and we stem any bleeding straight away.
After treatment, you may feel mild pain and we will advise you to take over the counter painkillers. If you develop sudden pain or pain that gets gradually worse, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Why would I need a tooth extracted?
If you have severe decay, an infected tooth, wisdom teeth that are causing you pain or your tooth has been damaged extensively in an accident, extraction may be the best course of action. Your dentist will discuss your treatment options with you before you have the procedure and they will also explain how extraction works and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
We understand that for nervous patients, having a tooth extracted can be a terrifying prospect and we have experience in caring for nervous patients. We are a dental phobia certified practice and we use the latest techniques to minimise pain. If you are a nervous patient and are feeling anxious or worried, please do not hesitate to mention this to us.