Tooth Extraction Leeds City Centre

Tooth removal will be your best option if a tooth is badly damaged and beyond repair.


Reasons For Tooth Extraction

In most cases adult or permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, however tooth extraction can become necessary for various reasons. Severe tooth decay or a tooth that is beyond repair may require extraction to prevent infection from spreading. Advanced gum disease can weaken the tooth's supporting structures resulting in tooth or teeth removal. Orthodontic treatment may require extraction to create space for proper alignment.

Wisdom teeth often cause pain, crowding, or infection due to their improper eruption, leading to extraction. Trauma or injury to a tooth may result in irreparable damage, again requiring extraction. Additionally, impacted teeth, which fail to emerge properly through the gum line, may need extraction to prevent complications.


The Tooth Extraction Procedure

Once you have completed your thorough examination with your dentist at VICI Dental, most tooth extractions are carried out using a local anaesthetic but some more complex extractions may require a general anaesthetic. the tooth extraction procedure involves the excision of any gum and bone tissue covering the tooth.

Once the tooth is uncovered, your dentist will use specialised instruments to loosen the tooth from its socket and gently extract it. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal. After extraction, your dentist may place gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and promote clot formation.


Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Tooth Extraction FAQs

Tooth extraction is performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring that you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Some discomfort or pressure may be felt, but it’s usually minimal and manageable with pain medication afterwards.

Recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing factors. Generally, most patients recover within a few days to a week. Avoiding certain foods and activities can help speed up the healing process.

In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities within a day or two after a tooth extraction. However, we advise our patients to take it easy for the first 24 hours and avoid strenuous activities. If you experience significant discomfort or complications, you may require additional recovery time.

We advise sticking to soft foods for the first few days after extraction to avoid irritating the extraction site. Examples include yoghurt, mashed potatoes, soup, smoothies, and scrambled eggs. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could irritate the treatment area and delay healing.

Some bleeding and swelling are normal after a tooth extraction. Bite down on a clean piece of gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding. Apply an ice pack to the outside of your face near the extraction site to reduce swelling. If bleeding or swelling persists or worsens, contact your dentist at VICI Dental for further guidance.


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