Gently removing troublesome teeth to correct and avoid problems

Gentle tooth extraction in Hull

You may need to have a tooth removed for a number of reasons – perhaps it’s a wisdom tooth that’s come in sideways (impacted) or a tooth that is too badly decayed to be saved by a root canal. Here at 543 Dental in Hull, extractions are nothing to worry about, as we take a gently, caring approach.

Wisdom teeth removal

You won’t need your wisdom teeth out unless they are causing problems that leave you vulnerable to tooth decay. But because wisdom teeth (the four teeth – two top, two bottom – at the very back of the mouth that only appear when we are in our late teens or twenties) come through at such a late stage in life, when all other adult teeth have long since formed, impaction is a really common problem. This is when the wisdom teeth press against existing teeth, grow in at an angle and get stuck. In cases where this causes pain, swelling and infection, it is likely you’ll need your 543 dentist to remove them.

Extractions of problem teeth

Removing a tooth is generally considered to be the last resort – decayed teeth are preferably treated with fillings or, if the decay is deep, root canal treatment. However, when the decay is too severe, there may be no other option than to remove the tooth. Your dentist will advise you if this is the case. Other reasons for tooth removal include making room for orthodontic treatment. Once removed, missing teeth can be replaced with excellent prosthetics, such as dental implants, if necessary.


Should I be nervous about having a tooth extracted?

No! Extractions at 543 Dental are always carried out under local anaesthesia, with sedation options available for pain and anxiety relief.

What can I expect after the extraction?

You’ll need to take a day or two off work to get used to managing the inevitable swelling and low-level pain that occurs after surgery, as well as cleaning the tooth socket. We will provide you with a comprehensive after-care plan, and you can expect a full recovery within two weeks of surgery.

What are my options for replacing my extracted tooth?

If your extraction leaves you with an unwanted gap, you have many options available to fill it – from partial dentures to a dental bridge and even the gold-standard replacement of choice: dental implants.

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