At Bhandal Dental Practice we can perform wisdom teeth extraction, root extractions, orthodontic extractions and more.
Whether your mouth is overcrowded, or your teeth are painful, weak, or past the point of repair, sometimes it is necessary to completely remove teeth.
At Bhandal Dental Practice, we can perform wisdom teeth extraction, root extractions, orthodontic extractions and more. You can choose which sedation option best suits you to ensure that your teeth extraction procedure is as straightforward and pain-free as possible. Once we have completed the extraction, we can then advise on the best methods to replace a missing tooth.
A tooth extraction shouldn’t be scary and we will do everything we can to put you at ease during the treatment. If the tooth is infected and it cannot be saved with a root canal treatment, then extraction might be the only option. Once the tooth is removed, your toothache will also be gone.
Wisdom teeth removal
Your wisdom teeth are the final adult molars to appear, but sometimes they don’t have space to emerge. When this happens, they might be pushed sideways and put pressure on the surrounding teeth. They can also partially emerge, leaving the area exposed to bacteria build-up that is difficult to brush away. Wisdom teeth removal is a fast and effective procedure that will prevent further pain and remove the risk of infections.
When starting orthodontic treatment, extractions might be necessary to create space in your mouth. If the teeth do not have room to move, then the treatment will not work. Extractions help to solve the problem of overcrowding, and then the remaining teeth can be moved to fill the gap. This is a normal stage in orthodontic treatment and isn’t something to worry about.
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The time it takes depends on the size and placement of the tooth. A single tooth can take between 20-40 minutes to remove. More complex cases such as wisdom teeth may take longer. We will let you know how long you can expect the treatment to take during your initial consultation.
You should try to relax and take it easy for a few days after the extraction. You will need to avoid certain foods and brush your teeth very carefully as the extraction site heals. The soft tissue typically takes around 3-4 weeks to completely heal.
Yes there are a number of options for patients who have lost a tooth to have that replaced. Dental bridges, implants or dentures can be used to replace missing teeth depending on suitability and cost. Your dentist will discuss these options with you.
The majority of tooth extractions are reasonably straight forward and are done under local anaesthetic. While you remain alert the nerves of the affected tooth will have been numbed to stop you feeling any pain. General anaesthetic is only used in complicated cases.
We offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Learn more about individual treatment options or book a consultation to find out how we can help.