At Brooklands Dental Clinic, we try and save every tooth. However, some problems may require surgical extraction to regain optimal dental health and provide successful Restorative treatment.
Virtually Painless Extractions
We provide IV sedation dentistry to help patients overcome dental phobias and undergo surgical extractions in complete comfort. With sedation dentistry, you will feel almost no pain at all, you will be relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure.
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Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before thanks to powerful anaesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth extracted experiences little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.
Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical and injectable anaesthetic. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur. Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open. Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Many people experience problems from wisdom teeth because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites and other problems.
Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: severe discomfort, inflammation, and some kinds of infections.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:
- Facial swelling
- Gum swelling
For more information on Surgical Extractions, please contact Brooklands Dental Clinic, Broughton, Milton Keynes, UK, on 01908 235124 or click here to email us.