Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removals

Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Forster Court, we will always aim to save your teeth and focus on prevention. Dental extractions are much less common today as they were in the past. Despite these advances however, there are still circumstances where a tooth extraction is necessary. . If you do need a tooth removed, we offer a gentle treatment procedure and can reassure you that your extraction will be a pain-free and stress-free experience.
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Gentle Treatment

There are many reasons that your dentist here at Forster Court may recommend that you get a tooth, or multiple teeth, removed. If the tooth extraction is necessary, we offer a gentle treatment procedure and can reassure you that your procedure will be a pain-free and stress-free experience.

What is a Dental Extraction ?

Extraction of a tooth is the complete removal of the tooth from the mouth. The damaged tooth structure above the gum line is removed, along with the root structure hidden below the gum line.
A tooth that has been surgically removed cannot be reinserted into the gum. There are, however, situations where a tooth that has been knocked free of the gum may be successfully implanted.

Is Tooth Extraction necessary?

Without the removal of an unhealthy tooth patients could find that they suffer from additional pain, infection and the decay of other previously healthy teeth and will put themselves under risk of more serious complications in their general health.

What are some reasons extractions are needed?

There are several reasons why you may need to have your tooth removed.
A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged from decay or trauma to be repaired. Other reasons include periodontal disease/gum disease, overcrowding and orthodontic needs and wisdom tooth removal.
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What to expect during a routine extraction?

Patients who fear the extraction process should be assured that there will no pain felt during the procedure. We place a high premium on patient comfort.
You will be given local anaesthetic to numb the area completely. The method used for extraction will depend upon the size of the tooth and its root system. Some teeth can be removed simply and some teeth can require a surgical extraction.
If the tooth is broken or has curved roots, then your dentist may need to break up the tooth and remove it piece by piece. This is quite common and will not cause you any additional discomfort.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molar teeth that appear in the back of the mouth, usually when a patient is in their teens or twenties. Most of the time these teeth do not cause any problems. However, if the wisdom teeth become impacted, decayed or infected they may need to be removed to avoid recurrent infections or problems to surrounding teeth.


Tooth Extraction Explained

01. What happens after a tooth extraction?
You’ll be given a piece of gauze to bite down on, to apply further pressure. An ice pack may be offered in order to help you minimise any swelling. Carefully stick to the instructions that your dentist provides you, as this will help you with the recovery phase.
02. Recovery phase
Your dentist will explain to you what is best to do and what is best not to do after a tooth extraction. You will be advised to get plenty of rest, eat soft foods and follow any post-operative medication advice given to you. You will be advised not to smoke, drink alcohol, use a straw or eat hard foods for at least 24 hours after an extraction. Some discomfort is to be expected for up to 2 weeks after a tooth extraction, however, if you experience severe pain it may be indicative of a condition known as dry socket and you should call us right away to avoid unnecessary pain.
03. What is a dry socket?
A dry socket is when the blood clot where the tooth was removed does not develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed.
04. Is tooth extraction painful?
Patients who fear the extraction process should be assured that there will be little to no pain felt during the procedure. We place a high premium on patient comfort. You will be under a local anaesthetic and will feel no pain. You will be aware of the procedure and will be able to respond to the instructions that your dentist gives you, but you will definitely feel no pain.

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Price List : Tooth Extraction

Routine Extraction From €120.00
Surgical ExtractionFrom €200.00
Wisdom Tooth ExtractionAs Per Quote

How much is a Tooth Extraction?

If you are looking to learn more about wisdom teeth removal or other tooth extractions, you’ve come to the right place. At Forster Court Dental we believe in preserving the natural tooth where possible. If the tooth would better serve your dental health if it were removed, then we offer gentle touch dentistry. Our prices are competitive, with the wide range of services and treatments that we offer. The price will differ depending on the type of extraction that is needed but it’s the best idea to come see us and let us analyse your situation.
You can call our Galway clinic at 091562223 to arrange an appointment with our specialist.
You only get one set of teeth, ensure your mouth, teeth and gums are kept healthy, and if an extraction is needed, we are here to help.

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