Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. This may be required if a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, and there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired by a filling or crown.
Types Of Extraction
There are two types of extractions:
- A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.
- A surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. Using pain-free anaesthetic application techniques, the oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.
At Ashton & Lonsdale Dental Practice we ensure that this standard dental treatment is given the same degree of care, attention and excellence as other dental treatments.
Initially a very thorough consultation will determine if extraction is the correct procedure for a particular patient. We will then follow a patient-focused and holistic sequence of activities including;
- X-Ray of the area using advanced systems that reduce the level of radiation you receive
- Ensure the patient is relaxed and comfortable with sedation techniques applied if necessary
- Administer aesthetic quickly and effectively using pain-free aesthetic techniques
- Remove the tooth efficiently and effectively
- Provide the first-class aftercare to avoid any further complications and to support the healing process. This includes
It is important to prevent the empty socket becoming dry and infected following a tooth extraction. We are pleased to be a recognised centre for BTI-Biotechnology Institute for the use of PRGF® –Endoret®. This can be used during many different surgical procedures including extractions. Endoret® (PRGF®) is used in oral surgery to promote bone and adjacent soft tissue regeneration in post-extraction defects. This advanced procedure uses a patient’s own blood plasma to regenerate bone, heal a wound faster and accelerate healing. There are no risks because it is all natural using materials from the patient’s own body.