Tooth Extraction Dublin
If you need a tooth removed one of our highly skilled dentists will take a history of your dental and medical health followed by a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral dental examination. Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre are experts in providing our patients with pain-free dental extractions. If you have a phobia of the dentist we provide dental conscious sedation for nervous adult or child patients. Your best dentist for tooth extractions in Dublin.
Dental extractions are necessary for a number of reasons including if your tooth is beyond restoration with a filling or a crown. If your tooth needs an extraction your dentist will talk you through the next steps. Your dentist may need to take a small x-ray (radiograph) of the tooth and it’s surrounding bone. This helps inform the dentist of the tooth’s full structure below the gum level and allows for a better prediction of the complexity of a tooth extraction. To ensure your comfort your highly skilled dentist in Smile Hub will administer local anaesthetic. A special numbing gel is initially placed around the gum. This gel freezes your gum in the injection site. A carefully measured injection is then administered. You may then feel ‘pins and needles’ as the anaesthetic takes effect. Your dentist will undertake a number of checks to ensure that you’re comfortably numb and only then when your dentist is satisfied that you’re completely numb will your tooth be removed pain-free. Occasionally a stitch may be required to help aid healing of the extraction socket.
After your extraction you will be given verbal and written advice on how to minimise discomfort once the local anaesthetic has worn off. A soft diet is recommended. Warm salty mouth rinses advised 3-4 times a day following meals 24 hours after your extraction. If bleeding occurs please bite on a handkerchief or small gauze pad for 20-25 minutes. Minor oozing of blood from the extraction socket is normal for up to 24 hours post-extraction. You should expect some swelling for up to 10 days following a dental extraction. Continue to brush your remaining teeth as normal but take care to avoid disturbing the healing socket. It is inadvisable to smoke within 24 hours of your extraction to reduce the risk of an infection or severe pain. You should expect some minor discomfort following an extraction. Your dentist will advise over-the-counter pain relief.