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Extraction may be necessary if tooth decay or a traumatic injury has caused a tooth to break down irreparably.
A tooth extraction takes place under a local anaesthetic. You should not feel anything more than slight pressure during the procedure, though you may feel some discomfort for a short while afterwards. You can take over-the-counter painkillers as needed.
Following an extraction, a blood clot will form in the socket. If it dislodges before the wound has healed, it will expose the underlying bone and nerves, causing a condition called dry socket.
Make sure to follow all your dentist’s post-procedure care instructions to prevent this from occurring, such as eating soft foods and avoiding drinking through a straw.
We will also discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth.
At Wickersley Dental Practice we aim to provide you will all of the information you will need at your first consultation.
We will also check that dental implants are suitable for you and determine the right treatment to meet your needs.
If you would like to find out more please call us on 01709 543033 or click the button below to fill out our booking form.