What is a Tooth Extraction?

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When a tooth decays beyond repair it unfortunately may have to be extracted or removed.

What types of Tooth Extraction are available?

There are 2 types of extraction 

  • Regular Extraction
    A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. In most we perform this type of extractions. In a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses an instrument called a forceps to remove the tooth.

  • Surgical extraction
    A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure. It is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet. Surgical extractions commonly are done by oral surgeons. However, they are also done by general dentists. The doctor makes a small incision (cut) into your gum. Sometimes it's necessary to remove some of the bone around the tooth or to cut the tooth in half in order to extract it.

In this practice, we find certain Homeopathic Remedies especially helpful in promoting normal healing and rapid recovery.  

Recovery Time

This usually depends on how difficult the extraction was. If there was Minor oral Surgery involved and stitches used, it is normal to have some pain and discomfort. This may last a few days and gradually improve, with proper after care. Pain-killers such as Paracetomal or Ibuprofen are usually prescribed. Antibiotics may also be prescribed.
Good oral hygiene and proper maintenance of the extraction site are essential.

How much does a Tooth Extraction cost?

At O'Connor Dental Health, we aim to provide exceptional, but affordable dental treatments.  If you have a question regarding our prices, please get in touch with us.
Our prices are as follows:

Regular €95
Surgical €120 - €150

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