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Surgical Extractions

Sometimes, teeth become so damaged that we have no choice but to remove them. We reserve surgical extractions for the most desperate cases, only doing so when keeping the tooth would cause more problems than removing it. We have our patients’ best interests at heart and will always do everything to ensure your oral health and teeth remain in optimal condition.


Tooth extraction procedures today are a lot less painful than ever before due to powerful anaesthetics. Before tooth extraction, your dentist will numb the area surrounding the tooth with a topical and injectable anaesthetic. Due to this advanced technology, patients undergoing surgical extractions generally experience little to no pain and only minor bleeding.

Depending on the type and length of the procedure, patients may need to take antibiotics after surgery. At Epsom Smiles, we advise taking precautions following the procedure to prevent infection. For example, we strongly suggest refraining from smoking and vigorous brushing during the post-operative period to avoid delaying the healing process and potentially causing a wound to open. Apply a cold compress to the outside cheek near the extraction area if you notice any swelling. This will also help the wound to heal quicker.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:

  • Pain
  • Facial Swelling
  • Gum Swelling
  • Infection

Wisdom tooth pain is pretty common among many adults. It happens when new teeth form too close to other existing teeth. Crowding, improper bites and infections can also bring on wisdom tooth pain.

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars erupt in the back corners of your mouth’s upper and lower parts. Symptoms of wisdom tooth pain include inflammation, severe discomfort and sometimes infections.

When impacted, wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and detrimental to your oral health. At Epsom Smiles, we endeavour to prevent additional pain and help fix any problems with your wisdom teeth.

To discuss your requirements for surgical extractions, contact us today.

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