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Michael McGrade
Michael McGrade
6. July, 2022.

Great experience with this dentists. Emailed asking for copies of some old receipts at the weekend and Melika was extremely helpful/came back with them almost immediately 🙂

Cenk Turkinan
Cenk Turkinan
19. June, 2022.

Short waiting times, friendly staff, clean premises, flexible

11. June, 2022.

It’s a rare case when you think about going to the dentist as something enjoyable. But this is Maida Smiles in nutshell.

I had 2 wisdom teeth removal during one appointment and literally didn’t feel any pain or anything unpleasant at all. It’s was such a great experience end-to-end.
Strongly recommend!

Alessandro Ananias
Alessandro Ananias
29. May, 2022.

Excellent dentist - very caring staff and superb service

Julia Gościmska
Julia Gościmska
25. May, 2022.

Very professional, punctual and nice visit. I will come back again. Higly recommended, Marek Pastuch is the best!!!

Thomas Shahani-Tuckwell
Thomas Shahani-Tuckwell
20. May, 2022.

I recently underwent a 2-hour procedure with Dr. Priscila Souza to repair 2 teeth.
The anaesthetic was applied so gently, that I barely noticed it. As for the procedure, Dr. Priscila was so skilled and gentle that I actually fell asleep.
I can not recommend Dr. Priscila highly enough. Without a question of a doubt, the best dentist I’ve had in London.

  • More than 200+ impressive Google Reviews. We’re rated 4.9 stars!
  • The go-to specialists for dental referrals in Chelsea, St John’s Wood & Victoria.
  • London clinic is a 22-minute train journey from Kensington (SW10).
  • We’re the dentist for dentists – so if other clinicians trust us with their teeth, then you know you’re in the right place.

We offer instant, rapid and even late appointments. Book now.

Reasons you might need a tooth extraction

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While tooth extraction is a last resort at our practice, several reasons exist why one of our dentists might need to pull a tooth.

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 happen to 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 in neater, natural positions.

Patient google review

“I highly recommend this practice. I am not a big fan of going to the dentist, especially not for a root canal, but they reassured me, explained every step of the procedure and helped me to be a bit more relaxed during the whole procedure. Professional and specialised dentists. I will certainly continue to use their services.”
Judith van Gestel, 08/01/2021

How long does it take to recover from extracted tooth?

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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 their 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 how to manage your healing without fuss successfully.

What NOT to do after a tooth extraction

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If our London dentists in W9 recommend a tooth extraction to benefit your oral health, we’ll make sure to run through extraction recovery tips to help you speed up and assist the healing process.

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:

  • DO NOT touch the sutures (try and avoid your tongue exploring this new empty area)
  • DO NOT smoke or drink alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours following the procedure.
  • DO NOT eat crunchy or hard foods; instead, opt for softer foods like yoghurts or pasta that are easy to chew.
  • DO NOT drink through a straw as this can create suction that can dislodge the blood clot.
  • DO NOT over-exert – this is your time to take it easy and allow your body to use the energy to heal the extraction site.

Tube map directions from Kensington

★★★★★ – 4.9 Star Rated Clinic

From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).

If you are planning to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.

Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).

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