195 Ware Road, Hertford. SG13 7EQ


195 Ware Road,
Hertford. SG13 7EQ


01992 509669

Oral Surgery Hertfordshire

You’re in safe hands at Hertford Dental Practice. When you require oral surgery, our professional team makes sure you’re comfortable and confident with our treatment plan.

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Tooth extraction Hertfordshire

Got wisdom teeth coming through causing you bother?

Maybe you’ve got a broken tooth that a crown or bridge can’t fix?

Whatever the reason you may need one of your teeth (or multiple teeth) removed, our friendly, compassionate dentists are here to take care of your tooth extraction in Hertfordshire.

Our team is highly experienced, and has been performing both simple, routine tooth extractions and more complicated oral surgery for many years, so you can trust that you’re in the safest, most capable hands.

To discuss your concerns with an expert, or book an appointment with a specialist oral surgeon at our Hertfordshire dental clinic, talk to our reception team today!

When are tooth extractions recommended?

There are a few reasons why a patient may require oral surgery, including:

  • Advanced tooth decay
  • A fractured tooth
  • An impacted wisdom tooth (a tooth that remains stuck in the gum tissue or bone)
  • Severely crowded teeth
  • Severe gum disease
  • Dental injuries

Patient-focused tooth extractions at Hertford Dental Care

Here at Hertford Dental Care, we understand that coming in for a tooth extraction can be a nerve-wracking experience for many patients.

We can assure you that it’s nothing to worry about, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, there are plenty of things we can do to help make your time in the treatment chair as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Having years of experience working with nervous patients and many tried and tested calming techniques – including dental sedation and local anaesthetic – we’ll do everything we can to make your experience a positive one.

If you’re nervous about coming in for a tooth extraction or have any questions or concerns, let a member of the team know and we’ll happily help put your mind at ease.

Tooth extraction aftercare

After you’ve had your tooth removed, your dentist will place a piece of gauze over the extraction site and ask you to close your mouth with firm, steady pressure. Blood clots are a perfectly normal aspect of recovery, but doing this helps to slow bleeding and stop clots from forming.

Once the bleeding has slowed enough, the gauze will be removed, but you should expect some light bleeding for 24 hours post-procedure.

Before you leave, your dental professional will provide a list of aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy recovery. These include:

  • Keep the extraction site clean – keeping the empty hole where your tooth once was is important if you want to steer clear of infection. To do this, rinse the area gently with warm salty water or an antiseptic mouthwash up to three times a day, and continue your oral hygiene routine as normal – avoiding brushing directly over the extraction site.
  • Take medications as directed – to promote speedy healing and infection, your oral surgeon may prescribe antibiotics and painkillers, and you should take these as directed. You can also take over-the-counter painkillers – such as ibuprofen or paracetamol – to reduce any pain and swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 48 hours – this is important to avoid excessive post-op bleeding, as an elevated heart rate can cause increased bleeding and discomfort. Light exercise is fine, but don’t overwork yourself!

Book an appointment at Hertford Dental Care!

To find out more about oral surgery at Hertford Dental Care, or to book an appointment for a tooth extraction in Hertfordshire, get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 01992 509669, or emailing us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you shortly to answer your questions and arrange a suitable date and time for your visit.