Our teeth are precious and can last for life if we take care of them, but if you do need them removed we can help.
At Complete Smiles, you’ll be as comfortable and informed as possible throughout any treatment we give you.
At Complete Smiles, we consider tooth extraction to be a last resort and help you take steps to prevent this. Unfortunately, at times the prognosis is too poor to let the tooth remain.
There are several reasons that can lead to your tooth needing to be removed. Regular check-ups and good oral health can help prevent the need for this, however, you may consider extraction in the following cases:
If the decay process is such that it extends to the pulp (the centre of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels), microbes from your mouth can enter the pulp leading to infection. If the infection is so severe that the resulting abscess is too large or too well established, extraction may be the only option.
In the past, dentists have had requests by orthodontists to remove teeth to prepare the mouth for braces. We believe that this is rarely the case and extraction of perfectly healthy teeth should be avoided unless all other options have been exhausted.
Wisdom teeth removal:
Wisdom teeth problems usually occur when they erupt into an area which cannot fully accommodate them.
Here are some reasons why wisdom teeth surgery could be required:
• Where there have been recurrent episodes of pain within a 6-month period which has resulted in a need for antibiotics.
• Where the position of the wisdom tooth is causing the neighbouring tooth to collect bacteria because the area cannot be maintained with normal oral hygiene procedures, resulting in decay of the neighbouring tooth.
Teeth may be so broken down that there is not enough remaining to build a restoration on. Keeping the remaining tooth may lead to collection of bacteria and therefore extraction is recommended.
If teeth are significantly mobile (to the extent that you become aware of it), this may be a result of significant bone loss due to severe gum disease.
For more information regarding this treatment give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.
To establish if your wisdom tooth needs extraction, your dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth. They can then decide whether extraction is necessary and if it can be carried out by themselves or by an oral surgeon.
For the treatment you will be given an injection of local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the area surrounding it. Depending on how far the tooth has come through the gum, an incision may need to be made into the gum to access the tooth. Your dentist may cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to extract.
You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you may feel some pressure as your dentist rocks the tooth to widen the socket, enabling the tooth to be removed.
Once the tooth is out, dissolving stitches may be used if an incision has been made. In some cases you may be prescribed antibiotics if you have an ongoing infection.
For 24 hours after treatment avoid drinking hot liquids, alcohol, and smoking, and avoid strenuous physical activity.
Wisdom tooth extraction cost will vary based on the location of the tooth and the degree of the deformity.
Although we try our best to avoid it, there are benefits to tooth extraction when it is necessary. These benefits include:
• Removing a problem such as infection, before it does further damage.
• Relieve you from pain caused by a damaged or infected tooth.
• It could save the rest of your teeth and stop the spread of decay and disease.
• Although it may feel unpleasant to lose a natural tooth, it does mean you can consider further treatment, such as a bridge or dentures to make your teeth look as good as new.
Tooth extraction price depends on the tooth being removed and the state of the tooth and surrounding area. Generally tooth removal cost is quite affordable.
Performed by your dentist, this can take place with teeth that are visible in the mouth and where a local anesthetic is used to numb the area.Book Consultation
In some cases it might be necessary for an oral surgeon to extract the tooth, this can depend on the amount of damage or infection present. Your dentist will advise if this is the case after your initial consultation and gear for emergency tooth extraction.Book Consultation
In some cases it might be necessary for an oral surgeon to extract your wisdom tooth, especially if the tooth has not come through the gum or is severely damaged or infected. Your dentist will advise if this is the case after your initial consultation.Book Consultation
Typically, the first step in tooth extraction procedures is to numb the area with a local anaesthetic. This does require an injection, which may feel like a sharp pinch. Some dentists use a numbing gel near the injection area to make things more comfortable. This helps prevent any pain or discomfort during the injection. During the extraction, there is little to no sensation felt. Some patients do mention feeling pressure as the tooth is removed. If a tooth is being removed because it has already decayed, the nerve endings of that tooth will already be dead and therefore the nerves will no longer be alive.
Once the treatment is done, detailed at-home care instructions will be handed over to the patient. To speed up the recovery and avoid any complications, patients must stick to given at-home instructions carefully. However, do know that the recovery duration varies from patient to patient.
Smoking after the treatment is prohibited, as it can be a cause for different complications. Smoking can also cause the formed blood clot to dislodge, which conducts to a painful dry socket. This blood clot plays an important role in the healing of the Socket. Additionally, various complications may occur if the patient smokes after teeth extractions, high blood pressure, dizziness, dry socket, risk of getting an infection, and slower healing process.