Tooth extraction can usually be performed under local anaesthetic. However, we also offer twilight sedation for nervous patients or more complex cases. Simple extraction (where the tooth is visible in the mouth) is a very minor procedure and can be completed quickly under local anaesthetic. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will widen your tooth socket gently to loosen your tooth before it is removed. You might feel a pulling sensation as your tooth is removed, but the anaesthetic should reduce any pain.
Typically, a small blood clot will form once the tooth is removed. Your dentist will use a gauze pad or stitch to help the area to heal.
Surgical extraction may be required if the tooth cannot be seen, has broken off from the gum, or is impacted in any way. Our dentists are experts in minor oral surgery and can perform this procedure safely and effectively.
Your dentist will make a small incision in your gum to gently remove the tooth. The tooth may need to be split into multiple parts to be removed safely.