What does tooth extraction involve?
When you make an appointment at Swish Dental, we'll examine your mouth and take x-rays to help us see the extent of the damage to your teeth and whether they can be repaired or need to be extracted.
If extraction is necessary, we'll make sure you feel comfortable and give you a local anaesthetic so you won't feel any pain. If you need a little help to relax, we can discuss other dental sedation options, although this may affect your recovery time.
In most cases, we can pull a tooth simply by loosening it and removing it. However, teeth that are more firmly embedded or broken may require an incision in your gum so we can extract them in pieces. We'll take precautions to avoid infection during oral surgery and will arrange an appointment 1 week later for your stitches to be removed.
After a tooth has been removed, we'll apply pressure to the site to control the bleeding and give you advice about how to care for your mouth while it heals.