The sound of a tooth extraction can be scarier than the procedure itself. Performed under anaesthetic, tooth extractions are pain-free, causing the patient little to no discomfort at all.
And in our dental chair, you can trust that you’ll be in safe, caring hands. See our sedation options.
From Chelsea to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 24-minute tube journey using the District/Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is based a short five-minute walk from Maida Vale tube station.
If you plan to drive to our practice from Chelsea, it’s only three miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes.
Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice). We are a two-minute walk from Maida Vale tube station for public transport users.
In his 17-year career as a full-time implant dentist, Dr Gutierres has placed close to 20,000 dental implants, restoring the smiles of thousands of patients across the UK, particularly in London.
While tooth extraction is a last resort at our practice, one of our dentists might need to pull a tooth for several reasons.
Removing a heavily damaged or infected tooth might improve your oral health. Often when a tooth’s pulp is infected, it can cause significant pain for patients, and if the prescribed treatment of a root canal fails to work, we can either try a re-root canal or remove the tooth altogether.
On top of this, if you also suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, which has caused the teeth to loosen, removing and replacing them with devices like dental implants might be necessary.
Another common reason for tooth extraction is when a mouth is overcrowded, causing teeth to become crooked, causing the patient’s oral health to suffer.
Before we move forward with brace correction treatments, for example, it might be necessary to create additional room in the mouth for teeth to fall into neater, natural positions.
The answer depends on the complexity of your case and the reason why you need your tooth removed. However, most people feel back to normal within just a few days, with some forgetting about the procedure the next day.
We always advise patients to return to normal activities within 48 to 72 hours, although it takes several weeks for the jawbone to heal completely.
That’s why especially with dental implants, we have to allow for a period of healing and cannot always place them immediately for missing teeth.
Some side effects are expected following an extraction, including bleeding, swelling and slight discomfort.
However, as the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, you will be permitted to drive home if that’s how you’ve chosen to arrive at our practice.
If you choose Maida Smiles in Maida Vale as your dentist, we will detail instructions on managing your healing without fuss successfully.
If our London dentists in W9 recommend a tooth extraction to benefit your oral health, we’ll run through extraction recovery tips to help you speed up and heal.
For example, by avoiding a few simple things in the first few days of recovery, you can expect a more favourable recovery experience. We’ve listed them below: