Tooth Extractions in Nicosia
Painless Wisdom Tooth Extraction & More
A healthy smile is often the first impression you make, but sometimes, achieving that perfect smile requires letting go of a tooth that’s beyond repair. While the thought of tooth extraction may seem disappointing, our expert dentists and oral surgeons ensure a seamless, comfortable procedure using the latest dental techniques.
Whether you’re faced with an impacted wisdom tooth, overcrowding, or a tooth damaged beyond repair, rely on Symeou Dental Center, where your comfort and care are paramount.
We want to assure you that this process is painless, as it is carried out under local anesthesia. Your comfort and oral health are our utmost priorities, and we’re committed to providing you with smooth, safe and pain-free tooth extraction.
Types of Tooth Extractions
We offer comprehensive tooth extraction services, including:
We understand that the prospect of tooth extraction can be daunting, but we do our best to make the procedure stress-free for our patients.
Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the procedure itself – we take every precaution to prevent any post-extraction complications.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Emergency tooth extraction can occur due to various factors that can affect your oral health, such as:
Severe Tooth Decay
When a tooth’s decay extends beyond the point of repair, extraction might be the best option to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and tissues.
Advanced Gum Disease
Wisdom tooth removal is a common preventive measure to avoid potential issues like pain, infection, and damage to neighboring teeth.
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Preparing for A Tooth Extraction
Our tooth extraction process reflects our commitment to your comfort and safety.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
Our experienced oral surgeon will begin by administering local anesthesia to effectively numb the area surrounding the tooth, ensuring you remain pain-free and relaxed throughout the process.
For more complex cases, we offer additional sedation methods to further enhance your comfort and alleviate anxiety. Utilizing specialized instruments, the tooth will be gently loosened before being carefully extracted, prioritizing both your comfort and the preservation of surrounding structures.
In certain situations, stitches might be applied to facilitate proper healing. Our meticulous approach guarantees a smooth experience, leaving you with a sense of confidence and satisfaction.
For our team, your well-being is our top priority; thus, we strive to deliver the highest quality of care during every extraction procedure.
Aftercare for Tooth Extractions
Proper aftercare is essential for a smooth and speedy recovery.
Complications of Tooth Extractions
Sometimes, the blood clot that forms in the socket where the tooth was removed can become dislodged or dissolve prematurely, leading to pain and delayed healing.
Infection and Nerve Damage
Infection may occur if proper post-extraction care isn’t followed. Nerve damage can result in numbness or tingling.
If an upper tooth near the sinus cavity is extracted, it might cause sinus-related problems, including sinus infections.
In extreme cases, excessive force during extraction could potentially cause a jaw fracture, although this is extremely rare.
Our oral surgeons follow the best practices, utilize advanced techniques, and provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of any complications. If you have any concerns, our team is readily available to address them promptly.
Preventing Tooth Extractions
While tooth extractions are sometimes necessary, we believe in exploring preventive measures and alternative treatments whenever possible. Our dedicated team aims to preserve your natural teeth and ensure your overall well-being.
Small cavities can often be treated with dental fillings, restoring tooth structure and preventing further decay.
Root Canal Treatment
For infected or damaged pulp within a tooth, root canal treatment can salvage the tooth and alleviate pain.
Damaged or weakened teeth can be restored and strengthened with dental crowns, preserving their functionality and appearance.
If you have missing teeth, dental bridges can bridge the gap, restoring your smile and improving oral function.
For a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants offer remarkable stability and aesthetics.
At Symeou Dental Center we assess your unique situation, discuss your preferences, and develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your oral health goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
The healing process following a tooth extraction usually spans around 7 to 10 days. Nevertheless, the specific timeframe may differ based on factors such as the extraction’s complexity, your overall health, and your adherence to the aftercare guidelines provided.
Is getting a tooth extracted painful?
Throughout the tooth extraction procedure, you should not feel pain as the area will be numbed with local anesthesia. Nevertheless, you might experience some pressure or discomfort.
Following the extraction, mild soreness and discomfort are normal, and these can be alleviated with pain medications provided by the dentist.
Can I eat 3 hours after tooth extraction?
It’s better not to eat immediately after a tooth extraction. Allow the extraction site to heal. We typically recommend waiting at least 1-2 hours after the procedure before consuming soft foods and avoiding hot or hard foods for the first 24 hours post-op.
When is the most painful time after tooth extraction?
What not to do for 24 hours after tooth extraction?
- Do not touch or probe the extraction site with your fingers or tongue.
- Avoid vigorous rinsing of your mouth or using mouthwash.
- Refrain from smoking or using tobacco products.
- Avoid consuming hot, spicy, or hard foods that may irritate the area.
- Do not drink through a straw, as it can dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket.
- Avoid strenuous physical activities that could raise your blood pressure.
- Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid taking hot showers or using hot packs near the extraction site.
- Do not brush or floss around the extraction site.
Can you drink water after a tooth extraction?
You can drink water following a tooth extraction. Staying hydrated is crucial, but it is important to drink gently and refrain from using straws within the first 24 hours post-op.
Does tooth extraction hurt more than a root canal?
The degree of discomfort can differ for each individual. Local anesthesia is used during a tooth extraction, ensuring a painless procedure. Some post-extraction soreness may occur, but it can be alleviated with pain medications.
Conversely, a root canal aims to relieve pain from an infected tooth. Although some discomfort may be experienced during the procedure, it is generally less than the pain caused by the infection.
Why no ibuprofen after tooth extraction?
Although ibuprofen is a widely used pain reliever, it is not advisable right after a tooth extraction due to its blood-thinning properties. Taking blood-thinning medications shortly after the procedure can promote bleeding and hinder blood clot formation, potentially leading to issues like dry socket. Your dentist may suggest alternative pain relief methods appropriate for the first 24 hours post-op.
What Our Customers Say!
20 May 2023
I had an initial consultation and panoramic x-ray with Dr Elva thereafter a cleaning, fillings and a crown. The equipment at Symeou Dental is top of the range and their service is professional!
20 May 2023
for years i was avoiding dentists, instead with these i guys i ‘ve never felt so comfy around a dentist before.! State of the art equipment, friendly / modern environment with extremely professional personnel. Def a 5 star. Not a penny less. Keep up the great work!
20 May 2023
One of the most professional clinics in Nikosia. The stuff are very friendly an du the doctors very approachable and caregiving. Nobody goes to the dentist willingly but if you need one i recommend this clinic without a question.
20 May 2023
The best dentists I have ever been to. I always feel safe and welcome! Gaetano always does pristine job with no pain. Highly recommended!
20 May 2023
Excellent dental practice which I’ve been a very happy client for many years! I love the new clinic, such a calming environment which is great! So professional and always so friendly 😊 Thank you!!
20 May 2023
By far the friendliest dentists in town. Amazing with children, extremely patient and explains every step of the way which makes children feel safe and confident. Very professional, top dental care in a hip, modern yet calming environment.