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 have adapted our existing practices to make it as Covid secure as possible.

We are screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

We will ask you to wear a face mask prior to entry unless you are exempt for any reason. Please be aware, we treat extremely clinically  vulnerable patients and are trying to protect them as much as possible.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can adjust our procedures accordingly to protect our team and other patients.

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: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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