Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. This may be required if a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, and there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired by a filling or crown.

Types Of Extraction

There are two types of extractions:

  • A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.
  • A surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. Using pain-free anaesthetic application techniques, the oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.

At Ashton & Lonsdale Dental Practice we ensure that this standard dental treatment is given the same degree of care, attention and excellence as other dental treatments.

Initially a very thorough consultation will determine if extraction is the correct procedure for a particular patient. We will then follow a patient-focused and holistic sequence of activities including;

  • X-Ray of the area using advanced systems that reduce the level of radiation you receive
  • Ensure the patient is relaxed and comfortable with sedation techniques applied if necessary
  • Administer aesthetic quickly and effectively using pain-free aesthetic techniques
  • Remove the tooth efficiently and effectively
  • Provide the first-class aftercare to avoid any further complications and to support the healing process. This includes
Post–Extraction Care

It is important to prevent the empty socket becoming dry and infected following a tooth extraction. We are pleased to be a recognised centre for BTI-Biotechnology Institute for the use of PRGF® –Endoret®. This can be used during many different surgical procedures including extractions.  Endoret® (PRGF®) is used in oral surgery to promote bone and adjacent soft tissue regeneration in post-extraction defects. This advanced procedure uses a patient’s own blood plasma to regenerate bone, heal a wound faster and accelerate healing. There are no risks because it is all natural using materials from the patient’s own body.

Contact us today if you are experiencing tooth pain and our qualified, caring staff will restore you back to your old self.

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