Extractions

We are able to carry out most forms of simple and complex extractions including the surgical removal of problematic wisdom teeth.

The removal or extraction of teeth is carried out under local anaesthesia, with or without some form of anxiety control such as sedation.

Teeth are extracted for various reasons but the commonest are as follows:

  • Caires that are unsuitable to fill
  • Periodontal disease that is unsuitable for periodontal therapy
  • Prosthetcs, teeth detrimental to fit or appearance of dentures
  • Impactiom, causing stagnation areas and likely long-term problems
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetics, teeth that have a poor appearnce and are unsuitable for restoration

Dr Ashok Jakhu has undergone Hospital training in the removal of wisdom teeth and is able to provide this treatemnt with or without the use of IV sedation.

Post operative instructions:

  1. Do not rinse your mouth out for at least 12 hours.
  2. Avoid strenuous exercise or physical work on the day of the extraction.
  3. Avoid excess alcohol and smoking.
  4. If bleeding should persist, roll up a handkerchief or similar pad (not a tissue); place it over the wound and bite firmly for thirty minutes.
  5. Ibuprofen or paracetamol are the most effective painkillers for any discomfort.
  6. On the following day, start to use a hot salt-water mouthwash. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a tumbler of warm (not hot) water, and rinse the area three or four times daily and after eating.

If bleeding should still persist, or if any other problems arise, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 01952 459459

Dry Socket

Dry socket is a very painful conditon which develops a few days after the extraction. It is an inflammaton of the bone lining the socket and is caused by microbial invasion of a socket. Treatment for a dry socket is aimed at relief of pain and protection of the socket during healing. It is achieved by syrining the socket with water and inserting a sedative dressing. If you receieve pain a few days after your extraction and think you may have dry socket, please do not hesitate to contact the practice on 01952 459459.

We are able to take referrals from other practices and endeavour to see you within a week, avoiding long NHS waiting lists. For further information do not hesitate to contact the practice.