Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


01283 733391

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Tooth Extraction

If your tooth becomes decayed or damaged beyond repair, your dentist likely will recommend a tooth extraction.

Simple extraction procedures require a local anaesthetic and are considered routine.

Why does my tooth need to be extracted?

  • Advanced decay
  • Tooth has broken off below the gum line
  • Overcrowding
  • Impacted wisdom tooth

What happens during an extraction?

For a simple extraction, once your dentist has administered a local anaesthetic, they will grasp the visible part of your tooth with forceps and remove the tooth.

If the tooth is impacted or has broken off your dentist may need to surgically remove gum or bone to extract the tooth.

What happens after the tooth is extracted?

Once your dentist has removed the tooth, they stitch the gap closed. You will be asked to bite down on a piece of gauze until a blood clot forms.

Do I need to do anything special once the extraction is over?

You need to avoid dislodging the blood clot, so for the first few days try not to eat or drink anything hot, drinking through a straw or spitting. If the clot does dislodge, you may experience a condition called dry socket. Without the clot, the gum and nerve tissues are exposed, which can cause discomfort before the area fully heals.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team