minor oral surgery

Minor oral surgery

At Art of Dental Care, our experienced specialty dentist in oral surgery provides surgical extractions of wisdom teeth, broken teeth and complex orthodontic teeth exposure procedures.

What are dental extractions?

Dental extractions are a safe and common procedure that can help to alleviate pain, while preventing further damage to the teeth and gums.

Wisdom tooth extractions, for example, are common dental procedures, where one or more of the four third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) are removed. These teeth usually develop in late adolescence or early adulthood and can cause problems if they do not erupt properly, or if there is not enough space in the mouth for them to grow.

Our team at Art of Dental Care caters to referrals for wisdom teeth removal, difficult extractions and buried roots extraction, as well as any minor surgical procedures before orthodontic treatment.

Following extraction, the dentist or dental surgeon will provide instructions for proper care and pain management. It is important to follow these instructions to prevent infection and promote healing.

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How long will it take to recover?

Recovery time can vary depending on oral hygiene, medical condition, habits (smoking and excessive alcohol consumption), how many teeth were removed and the complexity of the procedure.

Patients may experience swelling, pain and bleeding in the first few days after the extraction, and should follow their dentist’s instructions for pain relief and oral hygiene.

They may also need to stick to a soft food diet for a few days and avoid vigorous physical activity.

In some cases, after the extraction, patients may experience bad breath, an alteration in taste, swelling, reduced mouth opening and pain, which could indicate the possibility of a secondary infection (dry socket).

If this is the case, please contact your dentist as early as possible, as you may need the socket to be addressed and a course of antibiotics.

Speak to our team

If you’re in need of minor oral surgery, here at Art of Dental Care in Chester, we aim to make the procedure as comfortable, stress- and pain-free as possible. Speak to a member of our team today to find out more.

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