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:

Simple Extraction
Ideal for visible and accessible teeth. Utilizing specialized forceps, our skilled dentists gently loosen and remove the tooth. Simple extractions are typically quick and straightforward.
In cases where a tooth is impacted, fractured, or challenging to reach, surgical extraction might be necessary. Our experienced dental team is well-versed in this type of oral surgery, creating a small gum incision and, if needed, removing a portion of surrounding bone to facilitate the tooth’s removal.

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.

In cases of advanced gum disease, teeth may become unstable due to weakened supporting structures. Extraction is essential to halt disease progression.
Removal of impacted or misaligned teeth that cause discomfort or crowding. Extraction can alleviate pain and prevent future complications.
Tooth extraction creates adequate space for proper tooth alignment before undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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.

Pre-Extraction Examination

Prior to any extraction procedure, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination with X-rays for a detailed understanding of your tooth’s condition and its relation to surrounding structures.

Medical History Review

We will carefully review your medical background, including any medications you are taking.

Anesthesia Options

Feeling comfortable is important; that’s why we offer anesthesia options. Our dentist will discuss these options with you, ensuring that you are at ease and pain-free during the extraction.

At Symeou Dental Center, our focus is on delivering personalized care that prioritizes your safety, comfort, and long-term oral health. Trust us to provide you with a seamless and professional tooth extraction experience from start to finish.

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.

Gauze Placement

Bite down gently on a piece of gauze placed over the extraction site to control bleeding.

Pain Management

Take prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers as directed by your dentist to manage any discomfort.

Swelling Reduction

Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the extraction site for the first 24 hours.

Eating and Drinking

Drink plenty of water, avoid using straws for the first few days and eat soft foods.

Oral Hygiene

Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water several times a day.

Rest and Avoid Physical Activity

Take it easy for the first 24 hours after the extraction.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol for at least 72 hours.

Follow-up Appointments

Attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by our dentist to monitor the healing progress and address any concerns.

Complications of Tooth Extractions

While tooth extractions are generally straightforward procedures, it’s important to be aware of potential complications. These can include:
Dry Socket

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 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.

Dental Fillings

Small cavities can often be treated with dental fillings, restoring tooth structure and preventing further decay.

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

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.

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.

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.

Mild pain after a tooth extraction is typically felt within the first 24 to 48 hours. During this time, you may feel discomfort, swelling, and sensitivity in the extraction area. Adhering to your dentist’s post-operative instructions can aid in reducing pain and facilitating a quick healing process. 
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What to avoid for the first 24 hours after tooth extraction to ensure proper healing:
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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