Emergency Tooth Extractions – What to Expect

Tooth Extractions – Same-day Appointments

Think you need an emergency tooth extraction?

Check your symptoms:

  • Sharp, persistent tooth pain
  • Impacted wisdom teeth and crowding
  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Broken and chipped teeth beyond repair
  • Teeth wobbly because of gum disease

The only true test to see if you need an extraction is by booking a check-up assessment with a dentist. If you’re in Hertford, our check-up costs for new patients are £99, including your x-rays. Book one. Emergency appointments are also £99.

It’s possible to save your tooth

Trust us when we tell you that you’ll want to retain your natural teeth as best as possible. Sometimes, it can be easier to just ask for an extraction, especially if you have a persistent toothache that never seems to go away.

However, root canal treatment is designed to clear infections from your pulp and save your tooth, possibly extending its life for decades. With an incredibly high success rate, when performed by a specialist like our endodontist, Dr Negin Mosahebi, root canals have a higher chance of saving your tooth. Costs begin from £520.

Root canal benefits

  • Better quality of life
  • Save your natural tooth
  • Keep more of your natural smile
  • Effective pain relief
  • Eat more of the foods you enjoy
  • Last a lifetime if successful
  • Treatment success is high (95%)

What to expect if your tooth cannot be saved

First, the dentist will take X-rays to understand better what’s going on under the surface. The results of your scans will dictate what happens next, and the treatment course will depend on why your tooth needs to be removed.

During the extraction, we will begin by numbing the area, which means you won’t feel any pain. You will, however, experience the feeling of pressure as the tooth is removed. If you’re a particularly nervous patient, sedation options are available chairside without being put to sleep. Explore.

Tooth extraction costs

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Treatments to replace teeth:

When you’ll need a surgical extraction

Surgical extractions are recommended when the teeth are not easily accessible and are common in the case of complex extractions, like wisdom teeth. They might also be prescribed when teeth are broken under the gum line or when they are only partially erupted.

Recovery is easy

Recovery from simple extractions varies from person to person, although generally, patients should expect to feel normal within a few days. That said, the full healing process can take several weeks. During the first 24 hours, it will be best for patients to limit their activities, so it’s best to take the rest of the afternoon off work just to promote faster healing.

  • Avoid mouthwash hand rinsing your mouth out
  • Soft diets should be followed for the first 24-48 hours
  • Rinse with salt water several times a day
  • Avoid smoking and take some rest