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Tooth Rebellion: When Teeth Decide to Go Rogue and Require Extraction

There are times when teeth rebel against the natural order, causing issues like overcrowding, misalignment, and decay. Whether it’s unruly or decayed teeth, extraction, as a last resort, can save the day and bring back order to your oral health and smile.

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What Can You Expect from a Tooth Extraction Procedure?

Simple Tooth Extraction:
During a simple tooth extraction, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your comfort. The tooth will be gently loosened using an elevator tool and then removed with forceps.

Complex or Surgical Extraction:
Complex or surgical extractions are often necessary for impacted or wisdom teeth that are located below the gum line. Local anesthesia will be used to numb the area, and in some cases, general anesthesia may be required. The dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth. If needed, the tooth may be sectioned or cut before being removed. Once the tooth is successfully extracted, the gums may be closed with stitches.

Regardless of the type of extraction, out dentists at Shmile Dental Clinic in Bromley will ensure you are comfortable and will ensure you have a pain-free experience.

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What Should You do After your Tooth Extraction?

Keep the area clean: After your tooth or teeth have been removed it is important to keep the area clean to prevent infection.

Bite firmly on the gauze pad that our dentist will have placed on the extraction site. The pressure will help control any bleeding and also helps in the formation of a blood clot – which is necessary for healing.

Go on a soft or liquid diet: This will allow you to get the proper nourishment without the risk that the wound and blood clot will be agitated. 

Avoid:

  • sucking, spitting, or gargling, as these can all disturb the extraction site.
  • Hot drinks or food that can melt or disturb the the extracted area.
  • Physical activities right after the procedure.

Do…Get plenty of rest to allow your body to recover from the treatment

Tooth Extraction FAQ

Can I brush my teeth after a dental extraction?

Avoid brushing the extraction site for the first 24 hours to allow for proper healing. After that, you can gently brush your teeth, being careful to avoid the extraction site.

Is it normal to experience swelling after a dental extraction?

Yes, swelling is a common occurrence after a dental extraction, especially within the first few days. You can apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the extraction site to help reduce swelling. If the swelling persists or worsens, please do get in touch with us.

Will I need a follow-up appointment after a dental extraction?

In some cases a follow-up appointment may be required. Our dentist will advise you when this is required and when to book a follow-up appointment.

How long does the recovery process take after a dental extraction?

The recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual factors. In general, it takes about 1-2 weeks to heal fully, but you may experience improvement within a few days.

Tooth Extraction FAQ

Can I brush my teeth after a dental extraction?

Avoid brushing the extraction site for the first 24 hours to allow for proper healing. After that, you can gently brush your teeth, being careful to avoid the extraction site.

Is it normal to experience swelling after a dental extraction?

Yes, swelling is a common occurrence after a dental extraction, especially within the first few days. You can apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the extraction site to help reduce swelling. If the swelling persists or worsens, please do get in touch with us.

Will I need a follow-up appointment after a dental extraction?

In some cases a follow-up appointment may be required. Our dentist will advise you when this is required and when to book a follow-up appointment.

How long does the recovery process take after a dental extraction?

The recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual factors. In general, it takes about 1-2 weeks to heal fully, but you may experience improvement within a few days.

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