Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
There are, however, times when this just isn’t possible, safe or feasible.
In these instances, you’ll be pleased to know that tooth extractions in Chesham are a last-resort treatment that is gentle, comfortable and (in most cases) quick.
Find out more about how we approach tooth removal below…
If you have a pain-inducing wisdom tooth that has partially erupted (lodged in the gum) or a problem tooth that is too weak to receive a dental crown or root canal treatment, then our Chesham dentists will probably recommend a tooth extraction.
Whether it’s a wisdom tooth extraction or a conventional tooth extraction, you’ll be pleased to know that the process is carried out in the same way, with care, compassion and the latest gentle dental techniques.
Moreover, your appointment shouldn’t take long. It’s likely you will spend the majority of time waiting for the anaesthetic to take effect. Once it does, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. You may, however, feel slight pressure as the tooth is extracted, but no pain.
Our Chesham dentists are highly skilled and the whole process should be over within 1 hour or less. This may take longer if you are undergoing multiple tooth extractions. For most people, the thought of undergoing a tooth removal is far more worrying than the process itself. As a result, most people are pleasantly surprised at how straight forward the treatment is.
Our Chesham patients should know that they are in safe and capable hands.
Once your tooth has been removed we may ask you to bite down on some gauze for a few minutes. This is so that a blood clot can form to prevent any infection. Our dentist with a special interest in oral surgery will also give you some advice on minimising any post-surgical discomfort and may recommend some pain killers if needed.
Other tips include:
Yes, Oliver Tabbenor has a special interest in oral surgery and attends our dental practice every Saturday morning. He can also assist with:
Chesham patients can expect to feel more comfortable within 24 hours. However, it can take up to 2 months for the site to heal sufficiently to plan a replacement tooth restoration. During this period after tooth removal, no discomfort should be felt and patients are free to live their normal lives.
As with all surgical treatments, there are risks involved but provided that you seek treatment from an experienced professional and follow any after-care plans, your surgery should be no riskier than having a tooth filled.
Despite this, our dentists will explain any potential complications to you before moving ahead with the tooth extraction or oral surgery procedure.
No. Many people manage to live happily with their wisdom teeth intact. However, some people find that their wisdom teeth become impacted (stuck in the gum) and this can be problematic causing great discomfort. In these cases, and because our wisdom teeth aren’t really needed, extraction may be the best option.
Some surgical treatments like tooth extractions are very brief and a local anaesthetic is normally sufficient to keep a patient comfortable. Other lengthier and more invasive treatments, however, may require sedation.
Nervous patients can also request light sedation if they prefer. Simply tell us at the time of booking and we’ll do all we can to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your surgical treatment.
Needing a tooth extraction isn’t a nice feeling, but our Chesham patients can rest assured that they are in gentle and capable hands. We will ensure that you have a comfortable experience from start to finish and that you receive the care and the patient-focused attention you deserve.
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