Extractions / Oral Surgery
Extraction/Oral Surgery in Bournemouth
At Beechwood Dental, we focus on prevention and will always try and save your tooth. As a team we understand that having a tooth removed may be an anxious time, so we make every effort to make it as easy and pain-free as possible.
Anthony Inman, our dentist, is highly experienced at extracting teeth having previously worked as an Oral surgeon in a number of hospitals. Everything will be explained to you before and during your treatment and we always contact you afterwards to check everything is healing correctly.
Why would I need to have an extraction?
- Tooth extraction may be necessary to remove seriously damaged teeth because of tooth decay, a fracture or broken tooth.
- Loose teeth as a result of severe gum disease.
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Teeth can sometimes be removed electively as part of planned orthodontic treatment, to create space in your jaw for teeth to be moved into.
Most tooth extractions are straightforward, and with any extraction, you may experience some swelling afterwards or discomfort for a few days which can be eased by taking painkillers.
We recommend eating softer foods and chewing on the opposite side of your mouth during the healing process. You should also avoid hot foods, smoking, alcohol and vigorous exercise and take care with brushing as they might hinder healing and cause the wound to open. Some patients may be required to take antibiotics following the procedure to ensure that infection does not occur.
Wisdom Teeth-What are they?
Some people never have wisdom teeth and other people have all four and they normally emerge at the back of the mouth after the age of 17. Most of the time wisdom teeth cause no problems, however, sometimes there is no space left for them to erupt properly resulting in them being angled or ‘impacted’. This may cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth next to them. If this occurs, you may need antibiotics to resolve the infection and in extreme cases, they may need to be removed.Return to the Treatments page