The team at Hamworthy Dental Practice will always aim to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. However, there are times when a tooth may be too decayed or damaged or too loose due to gum disease to be saved. In these instances extraction may be required.

Sometimes children’s teeth are extracted for orthodontic reasons to help the new or remaining teeth grow regularly or without being over crowded.

Roül or Nicolette will take an X-ray of your mouth to determine the best way to extract the tooth. They will use a local anaesthetic to ensure your feel no discomfort during the procedure. You will then be given guidance on what to do at home.

It is important that you closely follow the post-extraction aftercare instructions to promote a healthy recovery. It is worth remembering that we will only undertake an extraction as a very last measure. We will always endeavour to save a tooth.

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Regrettably, our NHS services will end 31st March 2024. The practice has been providing dental care for over 40 years and have come to the difficult decision to cease to offer NHS care. All NHS treatments commenced before 1st April 2024 will be completed by the 31st March 2024. We will not be taking any further NHS appointments from 1st April 2024. If you wish to continue to receive NHS treatment you can find an NHS dentist from the NHS website at www.nhs.uk online or by contacting NHS111. If you wish to discuss your treatment options, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 01202 672138 and they will be more than happy to help you.