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Our aim at Selsdon Smiles is to try and save every tooth. However, some problems may require surgical extractions to help you regain optimal dental health and provide successful restorative treatment.

SURGICAL extractions selsdon Faqs

To help patients conquer dental phobias and undergo surgical extractions in complete comfort, we make sure that our dental nurses are equipped to make your environment as comfortable as possible and help you feel at ease.

Thanks to modern techniques, tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before. Tooth extraction patients now typically experience little to no discomfort and only minor bleeding.

Prior to tooth extraction, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical and injectable anaesthetic. An antibiotic might be prescribed for some patients. At the very least, we recommend taking precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur.

During the post-operative period, vigorous brushing and rinsing, smoking and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged as they can hinder the healing process and could cause the wound to open. We recommend applying a cold compress to the outside cheek near the extraction area to reduce any swelling and promote faster healing.

Many people experience problems from wisdom teeth. They are the third and final set of molars that flare up in the back corners of the upper and lower adult mouth. Problems occur when the teeth erupt too close to existing teeth, which can cause crowding, improper bites and other painful problems.

Issues with wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and can occasionally be harmful to your oral health.

Luckily, symptoms are easy to spot.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:

  • Facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Gum swelling

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