Tooth Extraction

Expert Tooth Extraction Services in Dublin 3

Explaining The Tooth Extraction Procedure

At Denticare, located conveniently in Dublin 3, we specialise in providing top-tier tooth extraction services tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients.

The procedure can be performed under either local or general anesthetic depending on the extent of the surgery. In most cases, if it’s a simple extraction (where the tooth can be seen in the mouth) you will be placed under a local anesthetic. The anesthetic is injected into or around the affected area, and after a few minutes, the area should feel numbed and your dentist will ask if you can feel anything. After the anesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will gently widen your tooth socket to help loosen your tooth before it’s removed.

It is likely that a small blood clot will form once the tooth is removed and your dentist will counter this using a gauze pad or stitch to help the area heal. You may feel a slight pulling sensation as the tooth is gently removed but the anesthesia should alleviate the pain. If you are in any discomfort, please inform your dentist so they can numb the area again.

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Tooth extraction aftercare

Your dentist should provide you with an aftercare package or set of instructions. Key points may include:

It is essential to avoid all hard foods post-procedure. Any pressure or trauma to the treatment site will only aggravate the tooth and slow down the healing process. Below are a list of foods that are appropriate to eat after your treatment:

Why Choose Denticare?

Do eat and drink:

Do not eat and drink:

Frequently asked questions

During a tooth extraction at Denticare, our experienced dental professionals will ensure you are as comfortable as possible. The area around the tooth will be numbed with local anaesthesia. You may feel pressure during the extraction but should not experience pain. Our team will provide clear instructions and support throughout the process.

After your tooth extraction, it is normal to experience some discomfort. We will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, which may include prescribed pain relief medications, advice on using ice packs to reduce swelling, and recommendations for a soft food diet for a few days post-procedure.

The initial healing period typically takes one to two weeks. During this time, it’s crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided to ensure a smooth recovery. Remember, healing times can vary based on the complexity of the extraction and individual health factors.

Yes, to aid in your recovery, avoid strenuous activities, smoking, and using a straw for at least 24 to 48 hours after your extraction. These activities can disrupt the healing process and lead to complications like dry socket.

Over time, gum tissue and bone will grow into the gap and close up, allowing you to return to your normal eating and drinking routine. However, bear in mind that because there is now a gap where your tooth used to be, your other teeth may shift slightly or you may have problems chewing. For this reason, it’s advised to go for a checkup or discuss implant options with your dentist after your procedure.

Signs of infection include persistent pain, swelling, fever, and foul-tasting discharge. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Denticare immediately for advice and potential treatment.

Denticare is chosen for our experienced dental team, rapid service, commitment to safety and hygiene, and our ability to provide high-quality, affordable dental care. We focus on patient comfort and personalised treatments to ensure the best outcomes.

We recommend a soft food diet immediately after your procedure to avoid disturbing the extraction site. Gradually reintroduce normal foods into your diet as healing progresses, usually within a week or so, depending on your comfort level and healing progress.

You can book an appointment by calling us at 087 415 4835, emailing info@denticare.ie, or visiting our clinic in person. We also offer online appointment booking through our website for your convenience.

Yes, Denticare accepts various dental insurance plans. Please bring your insurance information to your appointment, and we will assist you in determining coverage and processing claims.

In addition to tooth extractions, Denticare offers a range of dental services, including aesthetic treatments, veneers, crowns, implants, and comprehensive dental care aimed at improving your oral health and enhancing your smile.

Reviews And Testimonials

Lynn
Lynn
14/02/2024
Brilliant experience. Talked me through everything and was kind to me because I was nervous. It was a very clean and professional Dentist. I had a great cleaning and will be back again
Suzanne Obrien
Suzanne Obrien
13/02/2024
I've only ever had positive experiences at Denticaredublin, and I'm someone who loathes dental visits. Dr Nikolett is particularly impressive, as professional a dentist as you could find. Probably the best I have come across. Definitely a dental clinic I can wholly and thoroughly recommend.
Eoin Roche
Eoin Roche
13/02/2024
Great treatment by Julia and team
giuseppe avella
giuseppe avella
09/02/2024
This was my first time at Denticare. While in December I was not able to easily book an appointment (I guess everyone wanted to show their white pearls at their best for the Christmas parties), now in February I got an appointment quickly. The place is really easy to find, just be careful, once inside you need to go upstairs! Everyone here is really friendly and professional. I had the scale and polish with the teeth whitening. Very precise clean up of my teeths, I can't remember her name but she took such a good care of me, while being so kind. The whitening treatment was really gentle on my gums, no irritation at all. However, was enough to show a good difference! Overall I am satisfied with the service they provided and I can totally reccomand this practice :)
Jessica Govan
Jessica Govan
31/01/2024
Excellent service as always
Layanne Naves
Layanne Naves
31/01/2024
Amazing experienced higyenist, great customer service!
Sinead County
Sinead County
29/01/2024
So kind and professional so happy with scale and and whiten.
chris andrews
chris andrews
29/01/2024
Very very helpful and professional. Great to communicate. Warm and friendly. Chris
Saanne Santana
Saanne Santana
25/01/2024
Incredible! Best clinic in Ireland! From reception to the dentist! Highly recommend!

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