A tooth extraction involves the complete removal of a tooth from your mouth. There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth extraction, such as decay, gum disease or fracture.
During your tooth extraction appointment, we will use a local anaesthetic to make sure the area being treated is fully numb, so you won't feel any discomfort.
Once the tooth has been fully removed, your dentist will use gauze to stop any bleeding, and use stitches to repair the gap should this be necessary.
Once you've had a tooth extraction, we will provide you with post operative instructions including advice regarding painkillers, control of bleeding, and any potential complication that may occur.