Many people dread even walking into a dental practice, so it’s no surprise that tooth extraction is a source of extreme anxiety for some patients. Sometimes, extraction is the best course of action to save you from suffering and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. If you are advised to have a tooth extracted, we promise that there’s nothing to worry about at Aqua Dental Spa.
Our friendly team is experienced and our dentists use the latest techniques to reduce pain and enhance patient comfort. We will talk you through the process step by step and ensure that you feel completely comfortable before we begin.
Why would I need a tooth removed?
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged through injury, it is sometimes best to have it removed. In some cases, it may be possible to carry out root canal treatment to save an infected tooth, but if this is not the case, extraction is usually the only option. By extracting the tooth, we reduce the risk of infection spreading throughout the mouth and lower the chances of you suffering from pain.
You may also need a wisdom tooth removing if it is impacted. This means that the tooth is growing at an angle and pushing against the neighbouring tooth, and it usually results from a lack of space in the jaw.
Sometimes, you may need a tooth removing if you are having straightening treatment.
What happens when a tooth is extracted?
Before a tooth is extracted, local anaesthetic will be used to prevent you from feeling any pain. Your dentist will then use specially designed dental instruments to loosen the tooth in the socket by gently easing the tooth from side to side. When the tooth is very loose, your dentist will pull it out of the socket and then press against it to stem any bleeding. It is normal to feel mild discomfort for a short while after treatment and your dentist can advise you about taking pain relief.