Many of us never face with the need to have a tooth extracted, but for those who do there may be anxiety and uncertainty about the procedure and the follow up of a replacing their tooth. If you happen to encounter the need for extraction, we want you to know that Colney Hatch dentists are aware of your apprehensions and will do everything necessary to make your extraction experience comfortable and reassuring.
The gravest concern expressed by patients needing an extraction is the anticipated pain of the procedure. Your comfort is very important to us and no extraction will proceed unless you are anaesthetised to numbness or are put under a general anaesthesia.
Your dentist will discuss your extraction and the entire process prior to your extraction, and will answer any specific questions or concerns with you. In general, you can expect the following things to happen with your extraction procedure:
The reasons for extraction are varied, but most often involve a tooth that cannot be healed through root canal procedures or other treatment options due to severe decay, infection or abscess. Extraction stops the infection from spreading to all gum tissues, jaw bone, and throughout the body. Extraction allows you to reclaim your oral and overall health.
If your extraction involves infection, your dentist may determine that you should take antibiotics before and after your extraction procedure. It is important that your dentist is aware of all your health conditions to ensure a safe and successful extraction.