Published on:

3rd Mar 2023

Tooth Extraction London

Tooth Extraction London - Forest & Ray - Dentists, Orthodontists, Implant Surgeons


Tooth extraction is the dental procedure of removing a tooth from the mouth. It is a simple and clean treatment used when no other services will solve your problems, such as gingivitis, loose moving teeth, sensitive, inflamed gums, and pain where the teeth and gums meet.

Although extracting a tooth seems straightforward, some aspects still need to be done. To begin, every tooth extraction requires an x-ray to examine the affected area. The tooth, or what's left of it, will be loosened and pulled out of its socket, frequently in multiple pieces. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the level of damage, the tooth's location, and what needs to be done before extraction.

It is vital that the patient keep the instruction/after-care list safe as this will be useful. When a blood clot is being formed over the specific area, do not do the following; remove it, suck it, brush, rinse it, or eat on that side of your mouth. We advise you to brush the area every 12 hours, gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

The most important thing to note about tooth extraction is that the rehabilitation of the mouth does not end with tooth extraction! You will need to replace this gap possibly sooner or later as the condition of the mouth can deteriorate.

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Forest & Ray Dentists
Forest & Ray - Dentists, Orthodontists, Implant Surgeons
Forest & Ray is a Central London based dental practice offering a wide range of treatments (basically everything), same-day appointments 7 days a week and affordable prices.
The key behind a beautiful smile is self confidence, and success. At Forest & Ray we ensure to help you to the best of our ability. If you place your trust in us, we will make sure you achieve your goals and maintain oral hygiene to the maximum of its capacity. Regardless of any age or condition, we promise painless treatments and a professional team.