Tooth Removals

Tooth Removals2023-11-09T18:26:19+00:00

Tooth Removals in Leixlip

At Riverforest Dental, we understand that tooth troubles sometimes necessitate extraction. Our extraction treatments offer the relief you need.

Did you know that up to 80% of young individuals in Europe have wisdom teeth that don’t fully emerge? This can cause pain, swelling, and inflammation. Even properly positioned wisdom teeth can lead to complications like tooth decay and disrupted dental treatments.

During your assessment, our experts will evaluate if your wisdom tooth has caused or may cause pain, damage, or hindered dental development. After the surgery, follow our care instructions: use a disinfecting mouthwash twice daily, avoid smoking for 7-14 days, and refrain from alcohol, coffee, tea, and acidic drinks for 3 days.

Choose Riverforest Dental for extraction treatments prioritising your well-being. Experience the relief you deserve.

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“All my family and I go here. Excellent service, lovely staff and I highly recommend here. Two of my kids had braces done at Riverforest Dentist”.

Natalie Joyce

“Excellent Dental Clinic Riverforest, top of line equipment with a very friendly and welcoming staff and the doctor is not only superb but explained every single step of the process making you even more relaxed during your treatment. Highly recommended and will be back”.

Fergus Lalley

Frequently Asked Questions

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Rest is advised in the hour following a procedure. Any potential bleeding can be avoided by keeping the head up. We advise patients to avoid from eating or drinking until such time as the anaesthetic has had time to wear off. The most common issues patients experience following an extraction are burning or scalding with hot food or drinks while some may experience accidental biting of the cheek. On the first night following an extraction we suggest using an extra pillow to allow the head to be raised. We also advise placing a towel on the pillow should you experience momentary bleeding.

We don’t advise patients to rinse for the initial 24-hour period after an extraction. This will enable you to allow your socket to heal. This will reduce the possibility of any damage to the blood clot which, if damaged, can result in inflammation.
The first 24 hours after an extraction are important. We don’t encourage patients to smoke or drink alcohol. Relaxation is also advised as anything that raises the blood pressure can result in bleeding. Any food or drink consumed is advised to be taken lukewarm. We suggest the patient also avoids chewing in the part of the mouth where the extraction was required.
Brushing and keeping your mouth clean in the hours following an extraction is extremely important. However, we suggest you be gentle and treat your mouth with care to avoid causing pain to the part of your mouth affected by the extraction.
Patients may experience a small amount of bleeding in the hours following an extraction. This is normal and the perceived amount of blood perceived by the patient, when mixed with saliva, seems more than is actually the case. Should you experience moments of bleeding, don’t rinse. Simply place a small amount of cotton over the affected area and bite down firmly. Should a patient experience prolonged periods of bleeding we recommend contacting your dentist.
Keeping your mouth clean, particularly the area where extraction took place, during this period is recommended. Don’t rinse for 24 hours. Once this period lapses we suggest a mouthwash comprising of salt and water rinsed twice a day. This rinse process should be continued for a week unless your dentist advises otherwise. A healthy diet with Vitamin C supplements will also help the healing process.
In the first few days patients will experience some tenderness. We don’t recommend the use of aspirin (which can cause bleeding) but any other basic forms of pain relieve medication should be sufficient to give relief to any discomfort experienced. Always follow manufacturing guidelines and consult your doctor if you are in any doubt.
Do not take any products containing Aspirin. This is a blood thinning agent that has the potential to cause bleeding. If you suffer from asthma you shouldn’t take anything containing Ibuprofen. Consult your dentist or chemist should you feel you need a stronger form of pain relief medication.
In some cases, a socket can suffer from inflammation when the blood clot is minimal or the bony socket is exposed. We call this a dry socket and this can be painful for a patient. Consulting your dentist is important in such cases as they can alleviate pain by dressing the socket or by prescribing antibiotics. Patients should not be worried should they feel a sharp edge of a tooth socket. This tend to be small pieces of bone that make their way to the socket’s surface.
If you have experienced a difficult extraction where stiches were required you will require a follow-up visit. You can also discuss options for replacing the lost tooth.
As adults we can have up to 32 teeth however nowadays the adult jaw can only handy 28 teeth. The last of the teeth to appear are Wisdom Teeth which often take many years to appear. If your existing teeth have all grown healthily your mouth may not be able to accommodate the wisdom teeth.
No. Given enough space in the mouth the wisdom teeth will grow comfortably, causing not problems. You may experience slight discomfort as they grow but any pain will pass once they are fully present.
If there is not enough room for the wisdom tooth to grow it can get stuck or impact the tooth in front of it causing it to grow at an angle. This is what we describe as an ‘impacted wisdom tooth’.
Where part of the wisdom tooth has grown through the gum, the gum can become swollen or sore due to the presence of food particles or bacteria under the gum. This can be difficult to clean. Your dentist will be able to advise whether this problem is temporary or may require removal.
If you experience pain or swelling we suggest using a mouthwash made from warm water and salt. Swish this in your mouth attempting to get to parts your toothbrush can’t reach. The Corsodyl mouthwash will help alleviate any inflammation. Consult your dentist if you pain is continuing.

We recommend a patient consults a dentist if pain is ongoing. They will identify the cause of the problem and provide advice as to the solution. Thorough cleaning around the tooth can be helpful. Otherwise, an antibiotic may be prescribed.

X-Rays will be taken to identify the position of the root and whether there will be enough room for the tooth to grow.

  • Where there is not enough room for the wisdom tooth to grow comfortably.
  • If the wisdom tooth has only partly grown and is prone to decay.
  • If the wisdom tooth is difficult to clean
  • Should over-grow take place.
  • If they are painful
The position or shape of the roots will determine how easy it will be to remove the wisdom teeth. This will be identified by an X-Ray. Lower wisdom teeth are more difficult to remove as they are more likely to be impacted. A dentist will identify whether a removal can take place in the practice itself or whether an oral surgeon is required. On rare occasions the lip can experience numbness following the removal of a lower tooth. Local anaesthetic or sedation will more than likely be used. Should the procedure be given by an oral surgeon in a hospital it is likely that a general anaesthetic will be required.

Swelling may be experience for a few days. Once healing is complete you will see no difference to your appearance or facial features. If your teeth were impacted before the extraction you should feel more comfortable and less crowded after the tooth has been removed.

The level of discomforted a patient will experience will depend on how difficult the tooth was to extract. Most patients will feel some form of discomfort for a day or two following the procedure. This will pass and can be treated by using a basic salt and water mouthwash. Relaxation in the hours following an extraction is useful to avoid bleeding. Should stitches be required, a follow up visit the dentist a week later will have these removed.

If you have any other questions, please contact us

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