Tooth extraction Chester – try our practice in Oswestry
Tooth extraction can be a traumatic experience for those scared of injections and needles. It can be a quite uncomfortable feeling as the tooth is removed from the socket but shouldn’t be painful due to local anaesthesia. Tooth extraction Chester is one of the most popular treatments we do for our clients (we are located in Oswestry but have successfully treated customers who visited us from Chester). When do we offer it?
- A tooth is damaged beyond repair due to trauma or decay
- The mouth is too crowded, and the teeth cannot align properly. This usually happens when people require braces.
- To stop spreading the infection to other teeth if root canal treatment cannot be done.
The process of extraction
Tooth extraction is performed by dentists and surgeons on a daily basis. It is best to be familiar with the process if you fear tooth removal. First, the dentist must examine the area and apply local anaesthesia to numb the mouth around the tooth in question. In some cases, general anaesthesia is needed, and the patient will sleep throughout the process.
Sometimes, the tooth might be too fragile or might have too roots that are difficult to remove. In such a case, the dentist will remove it in parts. In the most difficult cases, the dentist will need to cut the gum and bone tissue to extract the tooth. This usually happens when a tooth is damaged by decay or trauma.
Types of tooth extraction Chester
We will assess the condition of your tooth – there are two types of extraction – we will decide which one is needed in your case.
- Simple Extraction
We will use local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth that needs to be removed. A tool called elevator will be then used to loosen the tooth and then forceps to extract it.
- Surgical extraction
If the tooth is too damaged, the root is too big, or the tooth is in a difficult position to remove then surgical extraction will be used. It is usually performed by oral surgeons as it is more complex. We will make a small cut in the gum and maybe in the bone too. In some cases, we will extract it piece by piece instead of all at once.
Precautionary measures after tooth extraction Chester
We will instruct you on what to do after you had your tooth extraction done at our practice. If we performed a simple extraction, we might prescribe painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs – however, this is unlikely if the removal went smoothly. In case of surgical extraction, we will ask you to keep the gauze in the affected area and apply pressure with the teeth to clot the blood. A small amount of bleeding may occur which is normal but rare.
We always advise consuming soft food until the socket heals.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the charges of tooth extraction?
Please have a look at our price list page. It will also depend on the type of extraction needed.
- Can I drive back home after extraction?
You might be quite distressed after the tooth extraction. Anaesthesia, no matter if local or general, can affect you. We would advise you to not drive straight after the extraction. Bring a driver with you or wait some time before you go back home.
- Does tooth extraction hurt?
The extraction itself does not hurt thanks to anaesthesia. You might experience an uncomfortable feeling of pulling but you won’t feel pain. When the anaesthesia wears off you might experience some pain depending on how difficult it was to remove the tooth.
- How long will it take for the blood clot to heal properly?
The clot often forms after surgical extraction. It usually takes about 8 to 10 days to heal properly.
- How long does anaesthesia last?
Local anaesthesia lasts for around 2 to 3 hours. General one might last a little longer. It also depends on how strong the anaesthesia is.
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