At Ascent Dental Care Malvern, our aim is to help preserve your teeth and smile for as long as possible, in accordance with NICE guidelines. However, there are occasions where it may be necessary to extract teeth, such as:
- Tooth decay has caused extensive damage beyond repair
- Advanced Gum Disease or Periodontitis has caused teeth to become loose and mobile
- A tooth is broken or fractured in a way that is beyond repair
- An impacted wisdom tooth is causing severe pain or growing in a position that causes disease to other teeth
- A severe infection or dental abscess where a root canal treatment has not been successful
- As part of an implant based, full mouth rehabilitation
In some of these instances, the patients may suffer mild to severe symptoms of pain in the mouth and face. Persistent toothache may prompt a patient to request tooth extraction. Tooth extraction in this case is often a very welcome relief to severe pain and discomfort.
The team at Barnards Green provide access to 24 -hour emergency care for urgent dental treatment, including tooth extraction. If you are in severe pain, we will always see you on the same day.
Treatment options following tooth extraction
At Ascent Dental Care Malvern, we have a wide range of treatments available to help patients restore missing teeth of gaps caused by tooth extraction. These include:
- Dental bridges – where one or more teeth help to suspend a ‘crown’ or false tooth into the gap
- Temporary, partial or full dentures
- Dental Implants to permanently replace missing teeth for life
If you have missing teeth following tooth extraction and would like to discuss your options, please call one of our friendly team to book in for your FREE consultation.
Nervous about Tooth Extraction?
Modern dentistry has moved on tremendously in the last few years and most people find the experience at Ascent Dental Care Malvern pain-free and less stressful than previously imagined. However, for patients requiring tooth extraction we have also found that dental sedation has helped many people to overcome their fear and enabled them to have their teeth extracted in relaxation and comfort.
Dental sedation is also known as ‘twilight sedation’ or ‘conscious sedation’.
It works by using a very safe sedative called ‘Midazolam’ to induce a state of deep relaxation. It is not designed to ‘put you to sleep’, but is used as a relaxant (although we do find that many patients naturally fall asleep during treatment!).
Most patients remain responsive and can understand commands, but the amnesic effect of the drug will mean that patients remember very little of the procedure afterwards. In addition, patients treated under conscious sedation will often lose track of time, and a very long appointment will appear to be over in minutes.
Patients treated using dental sedation remain very calm and relaxed throughout the entire procedure.
The sedatives that we use are extremely safe and the side effects are minimal which means that after a 24hr recovery period (no driving, cooking or operating machinery) you can return to life as normal!
We will take the time to assess your medical history prior to your treatment & sedation session to ensure that you are entirely suitable. However, we do find that most patients who are nervous, worried or anxious can be treated using conscious sedation.
Benefits of Dental Sedation:
- The sedatives are safe and side effects minimal
- You can have a lot of treatment in just 1 session, which reduces both cost and number of visits
- Dental sedation can help to overcome fear and anxiety for good
- Most patients are suitable for conscious sedation (but will be assessed on individual needs).
- You can be rid of pain and discomfort very quickly
- You won’t remember much about the procedure
Conscious sedation is a wonderful, safe way to feel calm and relaxed during dental treatment.
If you think you need a tooth or teeth extracted, why not call us to book your free consultation? Our team are experienced, warm and friendly and will be at your side for every step of your journey.