We understand that having a tooth removed can be an upsetting and anxious time. If possible, we′ll always try and help you save your tooth, but if a removal is needed, we will do everything possible to make it as comfortable and simple for you as possible.
The most common reasons for tooth extraction is removing seriously damaged teeth because of tooth decay, a fractured or broken tooth or it may also be necessary to reduce dental crowding or the risk of infection and in case of preparing for a denture.
Along with Dr Prasath's special care and interest in providing a pain free treatment, using the latest equipment allows extraction/s to become a pleasant experience for the patient. This method is completely atraumatic and doesn’t cause any damage to the surrounding bone as in routine extraction procedures. It is best to experience yourself, should you require an extraction/s.
Most tooth extractions are a straightforward procedure, followed by at-home care that includes rest and gentle care of the extraction site. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn't occur. Smoking, vigorous brushing, rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open.
Your wisdom teeth normally emerge from the gum after the ages of 17. They are the last of the large grinding teeth at the back of the mouth to emerge. Some people never develop wisdom teeth; others can have up to four - one in each corner of the mouth.
Often wisdom teeth cause no problems but sometimes there is just not enough space left in the mouth for them to emerge properly. When this happens, they are described as ″Impacted″. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth next to them.
If you have problems such as infection, cysts or tumours, tooth decay or gum disease around a wisdom tooth you should think about having it removed. If you have impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing problems you do not need to have them removed.
1. Why is this pain free?
Using the state of art technology to numb the area, the pain during the injection process is limited to almost zero. There after the extraction is performed with specialised instruments, which imparts very minimal force and hence is trauma free. This technology combined with the experience of Dr Prasath in performing atraumatic extractions as part of implant treatment, makes it an absolutely pleasant experience.
2. Will it bleed?
As with any normal extraction the site can bleed, any bleeding will be completely controlled before being discharged.
3. Will it hurt after the extraction?
Yes. As with any normal extraction since the tooth is removed from your mouth there will be minimal soreness and tenderness, which is completely manageable with analgesics (eg. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen etc.)
4. Will I be able to have dental implant in the place after extraction with this technique?
Definitely yes. Extracting the tooth with this technology gives the best result as this preserves every fragment of bone around the root, which his possible unlike the traditional method, where the forceps can remove or damage a significant amount of bone unless meticulous care is taken.
5. Is there any special precaution that I should take before, during or after the procedure?
Nothing in particular. Just have something to eat before the procedure, because as with any extraction procedure you might not find it comfortable to eat soon after. After the extraction for the first 24 hours avoid any action that will promote/increase bleeding eg. sporting activities, spitting, rinsing of mouth, brushing in the area, hot drinks, drinking out of a straw.
Dr Dix Premsingh PrasathBDS, MSc (Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry), MSc (Implant Dentistry), Fellowship in Laser Dentistry
Shaji Hameed IndiraBDS
Anu Maria FrancisBDS, MFDS
Miss Ashley MarshallHead Nurse
Miss Hannah GilmartinDental Surgery Assistant
Miss Amber FieldingDental Surgery Assistant
Miss Robyn McTigueDental Surgery Assistant
Miss Elisha AtkinsonDental Surgery Assistant