Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted.

Whatever the reason, the dentists here at 3Dental are highly skilled and will ensure the procedure is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

The dentist will use a strong local anaesthetic to completely numb the tooth and the surrounding tissues. This numbness will last anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours.

We also offer a general anaesthetic to those patients who are very nervous.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The issue with wisdom teeth is that we tend not to have enough room in our mouths to have the wisdom teeth coming through. As a result, they can through in quite abnormal positions.

Any tooth that is abnormally positioned tends to trap food much more easily than other teeth in the mouth. So people can be prone to develop little infections.

Having your wisdom teeth removed is reasonably straightforward. It takes approximately half an hour to do it. We can make the area really numb, so there’s no discomfort while the wisdom tooth is being removed.

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Having your tooth extracted can be a little bit uncomfortable for a couple of days afterwards, but we can manage that with pain killers and it usually settles down quite quickly.

Your healing time will largely depend on what kind of anaesthetic you received. If it was a local anaesthetic, it will be a lot less than if you were given a general one.

You will experience some bleeding, bruising and swelling in the first few days after surgery so be sure to follow your dentist’s recommendations closely when it comes to pain management, smoking, cleaning, eating and drinking.

Benefits Of Tooth Extraction

Carried Out In The Dental Surgery

Fully Registered Oral Surgeons With Private Medical Insurance

Tooth Extraction Includes Wisdom Tooth Extraction Also (if necessary)

We Offer Oral Sedation If You Are Nervous

We Will Make Your Experience As Comfortable And Painless As Possible

Remove A Decaying Or Impacting Tooth Or Teeth

Tooth Extraction is available in both our Dublin and Limerick clinics

Local Or General Anaesthetic Available

Tooth Extraction Procedure

  • Tailored Treatment
  • Surgical Tooth Extractions
  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions
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Tailored Treatment
Tailored Treatment

Tailored Treatment

If you are a particularly nervous patient we can also offer you oral sedation or IV sedation.

We can also advise you on the best treatment to replace any missing teeth.

Our most popular option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants, whereby single or multiple teeth can be replaced.

Surgical Tooth Extractions
Surgical Tooth Extractions

Surgical Tooth Extractions

Surgical extractions are done by our oral surgeons. These extractions may be slightly complicated due to various reasons.

For example, teeth with curved roots or teeth buried under the gums may cause complications.

However, these will not be a problem for our fantastic oral surgeons who will keep you pain free and relaxed.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth tend to erupt from the age of 17 to early twenties. Not everyone has all four wisdom teeth and some people may only have 1 or 2 wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth can cause problems when erupting through the gums by causing food traps which, in turn, can cause infection and bad breath.

If you require your wisdom teeth to be removed, our oral surgeons can do this in 3Dental.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Why would I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth may not have enough space to fully erupt into the mouth as they grow right at the very back where space is limited. This can lead to infections of the gum around a wisdom tooth, or make it difficult to clean leading to decay.

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation is the use of a medication in the back of your hand or arm which relaxes you completely and makes a procedure such as wisdom tooth removal a pleasant experience.

What is an oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon is someone who specialises in removing difficult teeth.

Does my medical insurance cover this?

If you have medical insurance, most policies will contribute towards the cost of wisdom tooth removal. This varies from one company to another, and you would be best contacting them directly to find out if this is the case with your policy.

What is an impacted tooth?

A tooth which has grown at an unusual angle, or has no space to erupt into the mouth is said to be impacted.

Do you also offer wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes, we will examine you and make our recommendations on a case by case basis.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

A routine, simple extraction of a single tooth would normally require a painkiller for a day or two afterwards. 

More difficult surgical extractions (required when teeth are badly broken or impacted) will result in swelling or bruising which can last 3-5 days. These would also generally require painkillers for a few days afterwards.

Does having a tooth out hurt?

Having a tooth out is totally painless. Modern anaesthetics and techniques make this possible.

During the process you will feel pushing and pressure, but no more than that.

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