Tooth extraction

A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone in situations where a tooth is beyond saving. Dental extraction is one of the most common reasons why people see an emergency dentist.

Reasons of Tooth Extraction

The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. There are additional reasons for tooth extraction, if your dentist recommends this treatment, it is likely that you’ll have one of the following problems:

Teeth with root fracture due to trauma

Teeth with fracture lines due to trauma

A broken tooth, or one that’s irreparable

Too many teeth (also referred to as crowding)

A decaying tooth, or a tooth that can’t be saved with endodontics

Supernumerary teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

Severe gum disease which leads to bone loss and making the teeth wobbly.

Wisdom teeth removal (wisdom teeth themselves being painful or damaging the next-door tooth due to their odd position).

Teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

Prophylactically for patients who are about to undergo radiotherapy, teeth with poor long- term prognosis are taken before the start of radiotherapy.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

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To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dentist will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

Accessing Emergency Dental Care in Edinburgh City

Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is an appointment based private dental service to help all patients get the high-quality care they need to feel better right away. Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can arrange an appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists to assess your oral health.

Tooth Removal Procedure Entail at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

At Emergency Dentist Edinburgh, the procedure, which is most commonly conducted under local anaesthetic, usually takes approximately less than one hour.

The type of treatment needed to remove a tooth largely depends on where the tooth is located. During the consultation appointment, the dentist will evaluate X-rays and discuss the treatment options with you.

Before the operation, the procedure will be explained to you, you will be given a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth so that the treatment is carried out comfortably and to make the patient more relaxed and at ease. You’ll feel   some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.

After Surgery Care

After your tooth has been removed, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth. Occasionally, some mild bruising is also visible. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed if you have an ongoing infection. For the 24 hours after removing your tooth, you should avoid:

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Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is one of the few dental clinics in Edinburgh providing Private Emergency Dental Services 7 days a week.

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