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What happens during an extraction?

Sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out due to decay, gum disease, damage or for orthodontic reasons.

Your dentist will numb the area using special anaesthetic gels and dental anaesthetic, to ensure the tooth and the tissues around it are numb. Your dental practitioner will then check the area is numb thoroughly to ensure you feel no pain.

They will then remove the tooth and ensure the area is clean and able to heal before you leave. You will not feel any pain during your tooth extraction, but you may feel some pressure.

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Instructions to follow after an extraction

After a dental extraction it is important to follow these simple instructions:

Information for Patients

Covid-19 and Dental Services

We are committed to protecting our staff and patients, and continue to maintain our high standards of Infection Control within the practice.

If you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can manage your appointment accordingly.

Facemasks are no longer mandatory in communal areas, such as waiting rooms and receptions, but you can opt to wear one if you choose to.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help:

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