It's the last thing we want to do
But if there's no other choice we can help to make the process a painless one
You won’t be surprised to learn that at WeLoveTeeth the last thing any of us want is to remove one. To us they are precious.
There are some occasions unfortunately when it is unavoidable, for example severe decay. Our priority will be to make sure you don’t feel any discomfort. This is achieved through excellent clinical care, the best equipment and multiple pain relief options.
I have experienced no pain either during or following my treatment. I have been very impressed with every aspect of the care I have received at WeLoveTeeth. The aftercare has also been excellent I was impressed to receive telephone calls following treatment ensuring that all was well and I was not experiencing pain or discomfort.
We have adopted a system called the Wand. This is a remarkable computer controlled way of delivering anaesthetic. The slow, precise flow-rate is key to providing a relaxing experience without the potential ‘sting’ that used to be associated with a traditional injection.
Each of the above systems costs a little more than the traditional anaesthetic injections (£24 and £14 respectively), but if you’re comfortable with the idea of normal injections we can still vouch for your comfort.
Because we use an anaesthetic cream on your gum first you shouldn’t feel any pain when a traditional injection is administered. Within a few minutes the nerves in the tooth being treated should be fully numb. Additional top-ups can be delivered if you feel anything uncomfortable.
The extraction of third molars is quite common procedure because, owing to the position of the wisdom teeth, they can push against the next molar or against the bone of the jaw. As a result some people suffer inflammation of the surrounding gum and a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and extraction is often the best option.
Another reason for extractions is to reduce crowding of the mouth in preparation for braces. And if tooth decay infects the pulp and antibiotics don’t cure it, extraction may be recommended to prevent the infection spreading, where root canal treatment isn’t possible. Gum disease can also be a good reason to extract a tooth in cases where it has affected the tissues and bones that support the tooth.
In some cases the risk of infection is enough to warrant the removal of a tooth – if, for example, your immune system is compromised because you are receiving chemotherapy or are having an organ transplant.