Tooth Extraction in Rugby

Gentle Tooth Removal in Rugby: Painless & Trusted

If your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair with traditional methods like fillings or crowns, your dentist at Rugby Dental Care might consider extracting the tooth as a final measure.

When repair is not an option, tooth extraction could be the best solution for you. Your dentist will discuss all possible alternatives with you during your consultation. If you suspect a tooth needs to be extracted, please get in touch with our clinic and schedule an appointment.

A diagram showing the arrangement of teeth within the mouth

 

Professional performing a gentle Tooth Extraction in Rugby, ensuring a pain-free experience.

Your Initial Consultation

We understand you need to gain a sense of trust in your dentist. This is a good opportunity to meet the team and to discuss any concerns you may have.

Practice Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08.45am – 5.15pm | Closed for Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Why Do Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Several reasons may necessitate tooth extraction, including:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • An irreparable broken tooth
  • An abscess on your gums or around your teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth – when there’s insufficient space in your jaw
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

At Rugby Dental Care, our extensive network across Rugby is equipped to handle all dental concerns. If you’re in pain or think a tooth extraction is necessary, contact us, and we’ll be ready to assist.

Professional performing a gentle Tooth Extraction in Rugby, ensuring a pain-free experience.

Preparing for Tooth Removal in Rugby

Your dentist will guide you on how to prepare for the procedure, including a review of your dental and medical history. It’s crucial to inform them about any health conditions, allergies, recent surgeries, and medications you’re taking.

They will also discuss what to expect before the procedure, including potential discomfort. Feel free to ask any questions — no concern is too minor. Being well-informed will ease your mind and enable you to consent to the procedure confidently.

 

Anesthesia for Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are generally done under local anesthesia, numbing the area around your teeth to block pain while still allowing you to feel pressure. You will be conscious throughout the process. For those particularly anxious about the extraction, sedation might be available to help you relax and feel drowsy.

General anesthesia may be considered primarily for young children or adults with certain conditions. If your case requires multiple teeth to be extracted or presents unusual difficulty, your dentist might recommend it and refer you to a hospital for the procedure.

The Procedure: Tooth Extraction

Once you’re comfortable, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. After ensuring the anesthesia has taken effect, they will proceed to widen the tooth’s socket and gently remove the tooth. In some cases, a stitch might be required to aid the healing process.

You should only feel pressure, not pain, during the extraction. If you do experience pain, immediately inform your dentist.

For any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist or the team at Rugby Dental Care.

Aftercare for Tooth Extraction

Following the extraction, you may experience bleeding for a short period. Your dentist will provide soft padding to bite down on to help stop the bleeding, allowing you to go home once it has ceased.

Before leaving, you’ll receive advice on post-extraction care, including recommended painkillers and an antibacterial mouthwash. Antibiotics might also be prescribed to prevent infection.

If you’ve received general anesthesia or sedation, ensure you have someone to accompany you home and stay with you as the effects wear off.

A follow-up appointment might not always be necessary, but if your extraction was complex, a check-up will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress. You’ll receive a date for this before leaving the clinic.