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Have you considered using a private dental practice for your tooth extraction?

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Lisa Benson


Having a tooth removed is not something any of us look forward to! However, it is sometimes necessary. With NHS and general dentist practices a bit over-run due to the COVID pandemic, many people are looking to a private dental practice to shorten the wait time and relieve some of the pressure on the NHS.

Audley Dental Solutions are now accepting referrals for tooth extraction treatments at our state-of-the-art practice in a beautiful barn conversion in Stratton Audley, just outside of Bicester.

The benefits of ‘going private’ for your tooth extraction

Having a tooth extracted is always a last resort when the tooth can no longer be saved. In many general dentists practices the method for extracting the damaged tooth is to rock it back and forth in order to expand the tooth socket to such an extent that the tooth can be pulled out. The force of the rocking action on the tooth during extraction can cause damage to the tissues in the tooth socket. That causes an immediate problem of increased bruising, bleeding and pain for the patient in the days that follow the extraction. It can also potentially cause longer term issues with any implant work that the patient might desire to replace the damaged tooth.

Fortunately, a new method of tooth extraction called ‘Atraumatic Extraction’ carried out by a skilled dental surgeon means less tissue damage, less bleeding and a lot less pain.

What is ‘Atraumatic Extraction’?

Atraumatic extractions differ from traditional extractions in that they use vertical force to lift the tooth up, rather than wiggling it horizontally. In order to enable the tooth to be removed in this way, your dental surgeon carefully separates the tooth from the fibres that attach it to your mouth using a special instrument.

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic so discomfort during the procedure is minimal. A good dental surgeon will talk you through the process as they go to help put you at ease.

Since atraumatic extraction is designed to minimise tissue damage, you'll experience much less pain and bleeding after your tooth is removed, will recover faster and will have a lower risk of infection.

Atraumatic tooth extraction reduces trauma to surrounding tissues

During a traditional extraction tissue and small bits of the surrounding bone are often removed. With atraumatic tooth extraction, these structures remain undamaged. This makes it an ideal choice if you plan to replace your tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are placed in your jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth's roots. Over several months, the screw fuses to the surrounding bone. Preserving as much bone as possible during the extraction provides a more stable foundation for your implant. If needed, bone grafts can be added to your jawbone immediately after an atraumatic extraction to build up the bone.

Why choose Audley Dental Solutions for your tooth extraction?

Audley Dental Solutions is a team of highly experienced dental surgeons. Within the practice, Dr Martina Pirklova Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) is responsible for patient care when it comes to extractions.

Dr Martina is a fully qualified Implant Surgeon, with one of the most highly respected implant qualifications in the UK from the Royal College of Surgeons. She has a wealth of experience in oral surgery and a special interest in implant dentistry.

Your treatment journey starts with a thorough consultation with Dr Martina and is a time where she will talk you through the process and you can discuss any worries and ask any questions you might have.

Dr Martina is also perfectly placed to discuss options available to you for replacing the damaged tooth using the latest treatments in implant dentistry.

If you would like to discuss tooth extraction with our expert team, please do get in touch via our website (https://www.audleydentalsolutions.co.uk/contact-us) or by emailing Dr Martina directly at martina@audleydental.co.uk