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Tooth Extraction in Camden, London

Oral Surgery – Comfortable Tooth Removal

Tooth removal (or tooth extraction) involves having one or more teeth completely removed from your mouth. NW1 Dental Care offers pain-free tooth removal treatment in London by our experienced dentists in a comfortable and stress-free environment.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Tooth trauma
  • Dental abscess (a collection of pus)
  • Unsuccessful root-canal treatment
  • Severe toothache
  • A broken tooth that can’t be repaired
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Crowded teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Tooth Extraction Process

Before extracting the tooth, an x-ray is taken of the area to decide what appropriate technique shall be used to extract the tooth. A local anaesthetic is then administered to numb the tooth and its surrounding area. You will be closely monitored throughout the procedure in order to minimize discomfort.

Simple Extraction: These are the commonly performed extractions for most of the cases. After numbing the tooth, the dentist will loosen and then grasp the tooth with special dental instruments and take it out. Usually takes approximately 30-45 mins from start to finish.

Surgical Extractions: Theses generally are more complicated. A small incision (cut) into your gum is made. The gum and/or bone tissue may cover or surround a tooth in a way that makes it difficult for the dentist to access therefore, sometimes it’s necessary to remove part of the bone around the tooth or to cut the tooth in half in order to extract it. Your dentist may need to place stitches around the gum once the extraction has been completed.

Tooth Extraction – Recovery and Aftercare

Post-operative instructions are given at the end of your treatment which you must closely follow to ensure a swift and healthy recovery. Keep the wound clean to prevent infection and avoid anything that might prevent healing. In order for the healing process to work the area must be cleaned regularly. You must also

  •  Avoid eating until the local anaesthetic wears off
  •  Avoid mouthwashes and do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours
  •  Avoid hot drinks, alcohol, and hard food
  •  Choose to eat soft food until the area is healed
  •  Avoid poking, prodding or brushing the wound for 1-2 days
  •  Avoid smoking for 24-48 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours
  • After 24 hours rinse your mouth with warm saltwater

Expect some bleeding after extraction which is normal. When this happens you must sit in a right up position, with your head and shoulder raised. Gently bite onto the bite packs (gauze) given to you at the surgery for about 10-20 mins. If your experience soreness or discomfort, take whatever pain relief you would usually take for headaches but avoid aspirin which only encourages the bleeding. For any swelling apply ice packs and call the dentist right away.

Remember, when having a tooth removal, today’s modern technique and follow up care ( as recommended by your NW1 Dental Care dentist) are there for your benefit and comfort.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Camden, London

Wisdom teeth are the last four of the large grinding teeth (molars) at the back of your mouth to come through.

Wisdom teeth surface usually by the time people reach their late teens or even at a later stage after the rest of milk teeth have been replaced by adult permanent teeth.  Due to their late arrival, they can sometimes be problematic as they press against the existing teeth and compete for space. Some get stuck while erupting, leaving a flap of gum over the erupting tooth. Others are known to over-erupt or grow too long.

While many people have no troubles with a wisdom tooth and some might even never have them, unfortunately, some people suffer pain, swelling, and even infection. NW1 Dental Care can help such patients alleviated their problems by usually prescribing over-the-counter antibiotics and mouthwashes to cure problems. However, depending on your case or if medication fails to resolve the issue, we emove your wisdom teeth to provide a permanent solution to your discomfort and pain.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in London - NW1 Dental Care

Wisdom teeth removal means having one or more of the third molars (your wisdom teeth) at the back of your mouth taken out. Wisdom teeth removal is amongst the most common of our NW1 Dental Care oral surgery procedures. Our dentist will examine your case and then make a decision about the necessity for wisdom teeth removal. The procedure takes place under a local anaesthetic.

After your wisdom tooth extraction or impacted wisdom tooth removal, as with any surgery, it is natural to experience some swelling or bleeding. You may also experience some pain for which over the counter painkillers can be used. The dentist will advise you on what to expect and on measures you can take to counter the effects of any pain or bleeding.

Cost of Tooth Removal

The cost of tooth removal at any major oral health practice in North London including our NW1 Dental Care Practice varies from case to case. It depends on the type of surgical procedure required depending on your individual case.

At NW1 Dental Care, we offer affordable, competitive prices compared to our competitors and charge a nominal fee for this treatment. Please refer to our fee guide for tooth removal treatment cost but the dentist will be able to provide you detailed breakdown after assessing your case.

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