Tooth Extraction

Here at the Gentle Dental tooth extraction is always a last resort. We also offer restorative treatments to replace a missing tooth if in the event we have to pull one. 

Having a Tooth Pulled

Tooth extraction is always a last resort at The Gentle Dental.

We know that no one wants to lose a tooth, and our team of dental professionals will do everything we can to save a tooth and will only recommend an extraction if it is the only remaining viable method of treatment.


How can you avoid tooth removal?

There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be removed:

  • Overcrowding in the mouth
  • Damage from decay
  • Damage from injury
  • When a tooth is impacted
  • When a tooth is dead
  • The solution to periodontal disease

Although some of these instances are of course beyond your control, the best way to avoid unwarranted tooth removal is to practice good hygiene and commit to regular dental check-ups so that any issue can be detected before it is beyond repair. 

What is the procedure like?

A tooth extraction takes place under a local anaesthetic. The dentist will loosen the tooth from its socket until it moves away from the gum line. You should not feel any discomfort during the treatment.

You will need to properly care for the wound left behind by the extracted tooth after the procedure to avoid complications. 

It usually takes patients a few days to recover from their tooth extraction, and we provide a list of guidance tips you must follow to ensure a healthy healing process. 

One risk that patients often fear is dry socket – which is a common complication after tooth removal but causes severe pain for those who suffer. A dry socket can cause additional complications such as infection if left untreated. 

As recommended, if you have not had a regular check-up in a few months – it is essential to get this booked to allow a dentist to evaluate any threats to the health of your teeth. 


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Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)

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