Often you may require a tooth extraction due to damage or decay Although the first priority is to save the tooth at all costs, sometimes a tooth may be so badly damaged, decayed, impacted or abscessed that it needs to be removed. It is often considered more beneficial to remove teeth that are causing substantial damage to surrounding teeth. The team at Surf Coast Dental understand that tooth extraction can be a worrying thought for some people. For this reason, we offer a number of options to ensure that you are relaxed throughout the simple procedure. Our experienced team will also sit with you prior to your extraction and discuss the entire procedure so that you feel confident in the ability of your dentist and understand each and every aspect of the treatment. What does the extraction process involve? Tooth extraction is a very simple procedure and can be completed in our Torquay practice. It is completed in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic in order to eliminate any pain or discomfort. Your dentist will loosen the tooth until they are able to remove it cleanly. Sometime the tooth will need to be split to assist with the removal, this is very common for impacted wisdom teeth and badly broken teeth. Will your mouth be sore after extraction? Although the procedure is done under a local anaesthetic, once this has worn off there may be some discomfort and swelling. Post-treatment pain relief may come in the form of over-the-counter pain relief medication. Speak to the team at Surf Coast Dental if you have any questions or concerns before, during or after your treatment. It is important to avoid spitting forcefully and brushing directly on the extraction area for the following 48 hours after your treatment. Also, it is not advised to drink out of a straw during this time too as it may dislodge the clot and damage the extraction site. Tooth Extraction at Surf Coast Dental in Torquay Our friendly team are always happy to assist with any questions you have surrounding tooth extractions. Contact us today to book an appointment in our comfortable Torquay practice. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.