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Tooth Extraction: What You Need to Know - Dentist Surrey

A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. We do our best to protect your natural teeth, but sometimes we need to complete an extraction. We offer tooth extraction at Sync Dental Centres for patients who have a damaged tooth where it can’t be restored by other methods.

Some people get very nervous about having an extraction and we understand this and will make sure you are comfortable and understand what we are doing every step of the way. Extraction can actually give people a sense of relief, particularly if the tooth has been infected and causing them some pain.

There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted, such as:

Cavities – A cavity is a hole in a tooth that can be caused by bacteria. If a cavity is not treated, it can eventually cause the tooth to decay and break.
Advanced gum disease – Teeth with extensive decay or advanced gum disease.

Impacted wisdom teeth – Wisdom teeth are the third molars that grow in at the back of the mouth. Sometimes they do not have enough room to erupt properly and can become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and damage to other teeth.

Trauma – A tooth can be knocked out or broken if it is hit by a hard object. If this happens, the tooth will need to be extracted.

Baby tooth – removal of a baby tooth that has not fallen out and is stopping a permanent tooth from emerging.

Orthodontics – to create space for orthodontic treatment or dentures.

If you need to have a tooth extracted, there are a few things you can expect. We will first numb the area around the tooth. We will then use a tool to loosen the tooth and another tool to remove it. The extraction site may bleed for a few minutes after the tooth is removed. We will pack the socket with gauze to help stop the bleeding.

You will need to take it easy for a few days after the extraction. Avoid hot food and drinks and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the tooth was extracted. You may also experience some pain and swelling. These symptoms should go away within a few days.

If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extraction, please talk to our friendly team and we would be happy to answer any questions.

What to expect after tooth extraction

After tooth extraction, you can expect the following:

  • Some bleeding and swelling in the area
  • Some pain
  • The need to avoid hot food and drinks
  • The need to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the tooth was extracted

These symptoms should go away within a few days. Following tooth extraction, we offer various effective tooth replacement treatments such as dental implants to restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: A Guide

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Wisdom teeth are the third molars that grow in at the back of the mouth. They typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. For some people, wisdom teeth come in without any problems. However, for others, they can become impacted, crowded, or infected. In these cases, wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.

What is wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. The procedure is usually done by a dentist or oral surgeon.

Why do people need wisdom tooth extraction?

There are several reasons why people might need wisdom tooth extraction, including:

Impacted wisdom teeth – Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to erupt properly. They can cause pain, infection, and damage to other teeth.

Cracked or broken wisdom teeth – A wisdom tooth can become cracked or broken if it is hit by a hard object. If this happens, the tooth will need to be extracted.

Gingivitis – Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. If gingivitis is not treated, it can lead to periodontitis, which is a serious gum disease. Wisdom teeth that are not removed can contribute to gingivitis and periodontitis.

How long does it take to recover from wisdom tooth extraction?

The recovery time for wisdom tooth extraction varies from person to person. Most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. However, some people may experience swelling and pain for up to a week. It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for care and recovery.

What are the risks of wisdom tooth extraction?

There are a few risks associated with wisdom tooth extraction, including:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Dry sockets
  • Nerve damage

These risks are rare, but they can occur. It is important to talk to us about the risks of wisdom tooth extraction before the procedure and we can put you at ease and answer any concerns you may have.

What are the benefits of wisdom tooth extraction?

There are several benefits to having wisdom tooth extraction, including:

  • Relief from pain
  • Prevention of gum disease
  • Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Improved alignment of the teeth

If you are experiencing pain, infection, or other problems with your wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth extraction may be the best option for you.

Dental Implants: A Natural-Looking Solution

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Dental implants are a natural-looking, long-term solution to missing teeth. They can replace one or more missing teeth and help to improve your ability to chew, speak, and smile.

Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a strong, biocompatible material that your body will accept. The titanium screw is surgically placed into your jawbone, where it will fuse together and become a permanent part of your body. Over time, the bone will grow around the implant, anchoring it in place.

A crown or bridge is then placed on top of the implant, which gives you a natural-looking tooth. Dental implants can last for many years, and they can be a great way to improve your oral health and well-being.

Benefits of dental implants

There are many benefits to having dental implants, including:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Increased chewing ability
  • Improved speech
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved overall oral health

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants, please talk to us. We can help you decide if dental implants are right for you and answer any questions you may have.

Nervous patients & sedation

We will always make your dental treatment with us as comfortable as possible. We do understand that the dentist chair can be a nervous place for many people and we are on-hand to help you get the treatment you may want or need.

We can offer sedation to more nervous patients, please just ask our friendly team and we can get everything you need for your dental appointment.

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