Extractions

Skilled and precise, our dentists are experts with surgical and non-surgical tooth extractions. We only remove teeth when it is the best treatment for your overall oral health.

Do You Need a Tooth Extracted?

Patients come to our dental practice from all over the UK to have their teeth extracted. A tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure where our team of highly-qualified and compassionate dentists remove a tooth to improve your oral health.

We do not make this recommendation lightly and will always try to save the natural tooth when possible. When teeth are broken or decayed and the impact on your natural tooth is too severe to be repaired by a filling, crown or other treatment, extraction may be our best option.

A Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

There are a few reasons we extract teeth and these removals are not always due to damage. Many patients come to us for our precision removal of wisdom teeth. Other patients with overcrowding may benefit from an extraction to give other teeth more room in the mouth.
After an assessment of your oral health, we can determine whether you need a tooth (or teeth) extracted. Some reasons we may recommend tooth removal include:
  • Overcrowding
  • Infection
  • Periodontal disease
  • Baby teeth that do not fall out on time
Our dental practice puts patient oral health above all else. We will always outline all of the available treatment options, so you can make an informed decision about your dental care.

The Difference Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Dental Extractions

A surgical tooth extraction...

…is performed on teeth that are difficult to remove, have long or curved roots or are still under the gum line. Surgical extractions require the dentist to make an incision to remove the tooth and are often more difficult to perform than non-surgical dental extractions. We may need to section these teeth into smaller pieces to make extraction easier for everyone, including you.

A non-surgical dental extraction...

…s also referred to as a simple extraction. In these treatments, the tooth that needs to be removed is visible and does not require an incision. Instead, the dentist grips the tooth with a tool to loosen and pull it out, often in one piece. Many patients only require local anaesthesia to be comfortable through this relatively quick procedure.
Both methods of tooth extraction are routine procedures and you can expect the first-class team at The Nightingale Clinic will make these treatments as comfortable as possible. If needed, we can offer sedation to our patients who experience dental anxiety or phobias.

Home Aftercare Following a Tooth Extraction

Before we remove the tooth, we will explain in detail what you can expect throughout the treatment. Once the tooth has been successfully extracted, we’ll discuss what you can do to ensure the area heals nicely and you avoid infection.

We’ll recommend that you apply ice to the outside of the cheek or jaw where the tooth was extracted. Over the counter painkillers will help minimise any discomfort. Though it may be tempting to touch or press down on the area where the tooth was pulled out, resist the urge to do so.

As for eating afterwards, stick to soft foods as they require minimal pressure from chewing, which makes it much more comfortable for you. Consume foods like soup, applesauce, bananas, yogurt and other foods of similar consistencies.

Area Dentists Refer Their Patients to Our Practice for Extractions

Our reputation brings in many patient referrals from several area dentists. At The Nightingale Clinic, we are known for offering premium quality dental treatments and a high standard of care. We have received several referrals for extractions, and have treated many patients from other practices.

When your patients need specialised treatment or they have a complex dental issue that requires our expertise, we are happy to make time for them and work with you to provide continuity of care.

Make your patient referral today by filling out one of our online forms.

Proper Preventative Care Can Help You Save Your Natural Teeth

Sometimes we have to pull teeth because they haven’t been cared for properly. Schedule a check-up with our team of dental professionals, and we can help you take better care of your teeth.