Tooth Extraction

At our Greenwich practice we express the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and preserving the bone as much as possible. Having a tooth extraction puts people more at risk of an infection so we try to avoid it where we can. However, in severe cases we feel that a tooth extraction may be necessary.


Your dentist will first take a radiograph so that they can assess the severity of your tooth or teeth.

We will inject a local anaesthetic into the area being treated to ensure your treatment in painless. Here at Confidental Clinic Greenwich, our nervous patients have the option to undergo Intravenous (IV) Sedation during treatment.

There are two types of extractions – simple extractions and surgical extractions. When extracting the tooth, the dentist will gently rock it back and fourth to loosen it from the jawbone and ligaments holding it in place using instruments such as peritomes and luxators. Sometimes with surgical extractions, patients may need stitches.

FAQs on Tooth Extraction

Why would I need a Tooth Extraction?

The main reasons why a Tooth Extraction would be required are due to:

  • Broken or damaged teeth by decay
  • Failed root canal treatment (re-root treatment is not an option)
  • Infected or decayed wisdom teeth

What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is when the tooth is removed from its socket in the bone.

What happens following the procedure?

After having treatment it is normal to experience discomfort for a couple of days. Your symptoms can be reduced with painkillers. Your dentists will go through this with you at your consultation so any further questions can be answered then.

If however, the pain persists after a few days of having the procedure, we advise that you contact one of our highly qualified Oral Surgeons.

To book an appointment please contact our reception team and they will be happy to arrange this.

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