Tooth Extractions

 

 

Tooth Extractions

There are many reasons that you may need a tooth extracted. Having your wisdom teeth removed is the most common tooth extraction in the U.K, but any tooth that is affected by decay, disease or trauma may require removal. Your dentist will investigate and explore all possible avenues, such as a root canal or crown, before recommending the extraction of any tooth.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

  • Cellulitis, a bacterial infection in the cheek, tongue or throat
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Impacted or partially impacted wisdom teeth
  • Bone damage
  • Inflammation or gum disease
  • Dental caries (decayed wisdom teeth)

If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort from your wisdom teeth, please make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist will examine your teeth, and an x-ray of the mouth will provide a clearer picture and advise you whether the tooth requires removal. Your dentist may be able to perform the procedure under local anaesthetic, or you will receive a referral to a specialist surgeon for hospital treatment.

The charge for tooth extraction will depend on the treatment required. It is usually Band 2 (£56.30) unless it’s for a child under 18 or exempt from NHS charges. If hospital care is needed, it is covered by the NHS.

If you think you may require a tooth extraction or need your wisdom teeth removed, please contact us for an appointment.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE

As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment. If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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