If your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair with a filling or crown, your dentist might opt for tooth removal as a last resort. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss the various options with you.
Why is tooth extraction performed?
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, including severe tooth decay, gum disease, a irreparable broken tooth, an abscess, crowded teeth, or impacted wisdom teeth. At Sprotbrough Dental, we have a network of experienced clinicians across the UK to address various dental issues.
How to prepare for tooth removal
To prepare for tooth removal, your dentist will inquire about your dental and medical history, including any allergies or recent surgeries. They will also explain the procedure, potential pain, and address any concerns you may have. The removal is typically done under local anesthesia, and in some cases, a sedative may be used for anxious patients or more complex extractions.
What is the procedure?
The tooth removal procedure involves widening the tooth socket, gently loosening the tooth, and possibly placing a stitch for healing. After the extraction, your dentist will provide aftercare instructions, which may include painkillers, an antibacterial mouthwash, and antibiotics.
Tooth removal recovery
Recovery from tooth removal varies, with most people returning to their normal routine the same day. Aftercare involves avoiding hot food and drinks, rest, and gentle care of the extraction site. Tips for proper healing include not rinsing your mouth for 24 hours, using a saltwater mouthwash after, eating soft foods initially, and avoiding alcohol and smoking.
Side effects of tooth removal may include discomfort, swelling, bruising, and stiffness, which should subside within a few days to 10 days. Complications, such as damage to other teeth or poor healing, can occur, but they are generally rare. If complications arise, it’s important to seek advice from your dentist promptly.
After a tooth extraction, your dentist may recommend replacing the missing tooth to prevent strain on neighboring teeth and potential oral health issues. Options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Your dentist will discuss these options with you.
Preventative treatment and advice
High quality treatment
NHS and Private
Have an emergency?
Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us
What our patients say about us
We have been with this practice for approximately 35 years and have always been satisfied with all the dentists and reception staff.
Polite, friendly team, Mr Khan is very caring by giving me talking through his procedures. Repeatedly asking patients if they were okay. Lovely ‘bedside manner’ with the thought of the patient at heart.
I have been here for many years and have also recommended this practice to my father.
Get in Touch With Us
140 Sprotbrough Road Sprotbrough Doncaster DN5 8BB.
Monday: 9am to 1pm
2pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday: 9am to 1pm
2pm to 6:15pm
Wednesday: 9am to 1pm
2pm to 5:15pm
Thursday: 9am to 1pm
2pm to 5:15pm
Friday: 8.30 am to 1pm
2pm to 4:15pm