020 8391 9222
165 Ruxley Lane, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9EX
Although we hope that by maintaining a good oral care routine and through regular visits to our practice, patients can avoid tooth extraction, in some cases it is the only available solution.
Extraction is often required when a tooth cannot heal through other treatments. This may be due to severe decay, infection or an abscess. In these cases, extraction can stop an infection from spreading and improve your oral and general health.
Other reasons for extraction include overcrowding within the mouth or impacted wisdom teeth.
Our dentists will prepare you for an extraction by talking through the procedure and helping you understand what to expect.
Depending on the number of teeth being extracted we will also discuss aesthesia options as extractions can be performed under either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic in a hospital. If you choose to be put to sleep for the procedure, we will arrange this before the day of extraction. You will also need to have someone with you for the next 24 hours.
Once your tooth has been extracted you may require a few small stitches. Cotton gauze will also be placed on the extraction site to help stop any possible bleeding. Depending on the reason for the extraction we may prescribe antibiotics before and after the procedure.
In addition, patients who have opted for general anaesthesia will be monitored until fully recovered and able to go home.
Your comfort is important to us and if you are feeling anxious or concerned about the procedure and aftercare, please get in touch and we will discuss your worries.
Please arrange your consultation by calling Horton Dental Practice on 020 8391 9222 or click here to contact us.