In certain cases, when a tooth has extensive decay and the surrounding tissues have been compromised due to disease, the only solution is to have it removed. This will stop the infection from spreading and relieve any discomfort that it may have caused.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, you may also require an extraction. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will first be given a local anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
At the dental practice you will have access to a safe and sterile environment and trained dental professionals who can perform this type of treatment with the utmost care. Special extraction equipment is used and the extraction techniques used are highly skilled.
In the case of impacted wisdom teeth extractions you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over the counter painkillers. You may also be given some antibiotics to ensure there is no additional infection after the extraction.
Regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups will help to prevent advances tooth decay and tooth extractions from occurring. To keep your mouth in tip-top shape contact us today on 0208 6881311 to book your next appointment.