Sometimes, one tooth might be giving you endless problems.
So, if you’ve undergone multiple procedures like a root canal to try and save it and still experience pain, it might be time to remove the tooth for good.
Book an extraction with oral surgeon Dr Nishma Patel today for £195. All extractions are carried out under local anaesthetic.
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Being toothless is usually a big concern for many patients – especially if they’re concerned about the cost of replacing a tooth or how it might impact their oral health. Discover what Dr Patel might recommend instead:
With today’s dentistry, replacing a tooth couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you can do to replace a missing tooth:
It’s important that you let us know of any co-occurring medical conditions that might not allow you to fast, like diabetes.
Patients must also bear in mind that they will not be permitted to smoke 12 hours before the surgery or 24 hours after so as not to cause an infection.
Following the extraction, it’s perfectly normal to feel some soreness and experience some swelling.
We ask patients to be careful when opening their mouths wide up to 48 hours after the procedure. Patients should also expect to feel tired, which then might be best not to arrange any strenuous tasks for the rest of the day.
To stop the bleeding, your dentist will have you bite on a piece of gauze which you should keep in place on your way home to help the blood clot.
Post-operative care involves managing your pain with over-the-counter medications.
However, you must also take exceptional care not to dislodge the blood clot that forms in the extraction site. Doing so can cause a painful condition called a ‘dry socket.’ Avoid hot food and drinks, sucking through a straw, spitting or agitating the area for a few days.
Most patients can resume normal activities within a day. However, recovering from a more complex extraction may take anywhere from a few days to a week. See replacing a missing tooth.
Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if you have the following:
If you have a severely damaged, decayed, or infected tooth, your dentist will try to save it, recommending one or more of the restorative treatments available. However, in some cases, tooth extraction is the only viable option.
If you require a tooth extraction, you will most likely see your usual dentist.
There may be times when an extraction procedure is better carried out, but our in-house dentist with a special interest in Oral Surgery.
A surgical extraction might be your best next bet. Thankfully, we offer this at our practice for patients in Southeast London, with competitive pricing starting from £295.
With complex extractions, the recovery period might take a little longer, for example, it can take up to two weeks to recover when having your wisdom teeth removed.
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