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  • Buckhurst Hill
  • Essex
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At the Queens Dental Practice, we try to retain teeth whenever possible but there are occasions when a tooth is too badly damaged and we have to remove it.

A tooth might need to be removed because it has been damaged by severe tooth decay or a painful wisdom tooth may need extracting. Sometimes it is necessary to remove a tooth or several teeth before starting orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth.

What does an extraction involve?

The area surrounding the tooth will be numbed first with a local anaesthetic so that you will not feel any pain. There will be a wait of a few minutes until the anaesthetic has taken effect. We test and check that the local anaesthetic has worked before we start to remove the tooth. We will only remove the tooth once you are completely numb.

What aftercare should I follow?

  • Avoid hot drinks and foods until the injection and numbness has worn off
  • After 24 hours, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt in a glass)
  • Repeat several times each day after meals, taking care not to dislodge the blood clot in the tooth socket
  • If the socket bleeds, apply pressure by biting down on sterile cotton wool or tissue
  • Take painkillers if needed
  • Brush your teeth carefully being gentle around the extraction socket
  • Make sure you complete any course of antibiotics you are given
  • Avoid smoking to improve healing
  • Contact your dentist if there is excessive bleeding or pain

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"Jonathon Brown recently replaced a strategic front tooth with an implant. Right from the beginning Mr. Brown was clear and articulate about what he could do and how he would achieve it. The treatment itself went smoothly and on schedule…

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"I’ve always hated going to the dentist, and my teeth were – frankly – a mess. Because I had met him away from the dentist’s surgery, and my instinct told me he might be ok, I took a risk on…

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"After years of begrudging the six-monthly check-up (or every nine years), I thought I'd give Queens a go as I was working in the station house opposite.  An endless string of dentists who showed no interest in me or my health…

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Mr M.D.

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"You can expect a truly personal service from Paul and the rest of his friendly and professional team at the Queens Dental Practice – I’ve been a patient for several years and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Whether for general…

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Mrs LH

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"Childhood experiences of visits to the dentist supplemented by my reluctant occasional subsequent appointments as a young adult left me with a huge fear of dentistry and meant that I would only visit the dentist for many decades in extreme circumstances.…

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Mr A.W.

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"Following a course of treatment with Dr Jonathon Brown, I needed both upper and lower dentures. I was treated on the NHS and was fitted with plastic dentures. These required a fixative to keep them in place, and the taste…

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"After searching far and wide for a new family dentist, I’m so pleased to have found the Queens Dental Practice. Paul is simply an outstanding dentist, supported by a great team. Not only is he very thorough, but he has…

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