At Kinross Drive Dental, we take a conservative approach that protects your natural teeth whenever possible. In certain cases, however, it may not be possible to save a tooth. If so, we are experienced in providing gentle extractions to alleviate discomfort or infection.
We do our utmost to ensure that you are kept comfortable during the procedure with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.
There are several reasons that may necessitate the extraction of teeth. The most common are:
We will thoroughly evaluate your oral health so that we are certain an extraction is the best solution for you before proceeding. Local anaesthetic numbs the area, and we’ll make sure that you can’t feel anything. Then, specialised instruments will extract the tooth. If necessary, we can place sutures to speed the healing process at the site. You’ll be given aftercare advice to ensure that you have a speedy recovery.
You can take a pain reliever or apply an ice pack to the outside of your cheek to help with any discomfort you may feel. We also recommend that in the first 24 hours after your procedure, you
After a day has passed, you can eat normally as long as it is comfortable for you. Though you’ll brush and floss as usual, be careful around the extraction site. You can rinse with warm salt water two to three times a day to further cleanse the area.