Tooth removal can be an upsetting and anxious time and if possible, we’ll always try and save your tooth. But if removal is needed, we do everything possible to make it as comfortable for you as possible.
Dental extractions are most commonly required when one of your teeth has been damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for extractions include:
We numb the area to reduce discomfort. During the extraction you'll feel pressure of the tooth being removed, but you won't feel any pain. Typically we are able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes.
Immediately after the tooth is extracted, a small amount of bleeding is expected and patch gauze is placed in the affected area. The area may bleed minimally for the next day or so and then taper off. Follow our instructions on how often to change the gauze and what other post procedure steps to follow .