Tooth Extraction

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In situations where a tooth extraction becomes necessary, our highly skilled and compassionate team at Nuvo Dental Dawlish conducts the procedure with expertise and gentleness.

Why might I need a tooth extraction?

We will only ever recommend extraction when deemed necessary, such as in cases where

These include:

  • A tooth being decayed or damaged beyond repair
  • Overcrowding
  • An impacted or infected wisdom tooth

What can you do to reduce the pain?

Before commencing the extraction, we administer local anaesthesia to ensure the treated area is numb, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

What happens during the treatment?

The extraction process varies based on whether it’s a simple or surgical extraction. Our expert team will guide you through in practice.

What is a simple extraction?

A simple extraction is performed when the tooth to be removed is not damaged or impacted. During this procedure, we administer a local anaesthetic and gently extract the tooth using forceps.

What is a surgical extraction?

Surgical extractions are conducted in more complex situations, such as when a tooth is fractured or located below the gum line. In such cases, we may need to refer you to a specialist for a surgical extraction.

What happens after an extraction?

Upon completion of the extraction, we provide detailed after-care instructions. It’s advisable to avoid hot and cold drinks until the anaesthetic wears off. You may experience some discomfort at the extraction site once the anaesthetic dissipates, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.

Will I need to replace my tooth?

Tooth replacement is not always necessary but you may want to get some information about replacements. If deemed suitable, we can explore replacement options. Nuvo Dental Dawlish offers a comprehensive range of replacement options, including bridges, dentures, and implants, tailored to your individual needs.