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Airport Dental Cork
Airport Dental Cork

Dental Extractions in Cork

Your Guide to Dental Extractions

Even if you follow a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly, we may need to extract a tooth. It may be badly damaged from decay or other trauma and can no longer be repaired, or you may need teeth pulled because of overcrowding, infection or risk of infection.

Rest assured, at Airport Dental we will explore all possible treatments before recommending an extraction.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Many people find that their mouths simply don’t have room for their wisdom teeth to erupt fully. This can result in infections or other problems and may require the extraction of the wisdom teeth.

These types of extraction can be more complex and our team will take the time to discuss your available options on a case by case basis.

Remember, wisdom tooth extraction is often covered by your health insurance so be sure to speak to us about finding the best option for you.

We recommend extractions when:

A tooth is severely fragile or broken

When we need to remove a root tip- especially if it’s long, large and curved or very thin and fragile

The tooth, or teeth, are impacted- such as wisdom teeth


Do extractions hurt?

The dentists at Airport Dental are highly trained in many areas, including extractions. To reduce any discomfort, a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area before the treatment begins. Swelling and pain is common for a few days after the extraction but it is normally handled with over the counter painkillers.

How can I speed up the healing process?

The best thing to do to help the healing process is to avoid eating food on the side of the extraction. You should also avoid alcohol and smoking for at least 24 hours and try not to aggravate the site with your tongue.

Will I need to rest after the treatment?

We recommend that you avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Doing too much too soon can cause throbbing and increase bleeding. If you experience continued bleeding you should contact your dentist.