Aldershot Dental Centre
Teeth For Life
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Extractions

With broad experience we offer simple and surgical extractions of  teeth as well as in house wisdom teeth extractions


Before removing the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anaesthetic (or pain medicine) to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.


If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a tooth that is difficult to remove must be taken out in pieces.


Once the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and get you to bite down on it to help stop the bleeding. Sometimes the dentist will place a few stitches to close the gum edges over the extraction site.


Sometimes, the blood clot in the socket breaks loose, exposing the socket -- a painful condition called dry socket. If this happens, your dentist will probably place a sedative dressing over the socket for a few days to protect it as a new clot forms.



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Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. The most common is a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Other reasons include: