Tooth extractions in Navan

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020

There are many reasons as to why you may need a tooth extraction, and these need to be known and treated by your dentist at Navan. We always try to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, but sometimes an extraction is the only way to help prevent further problems.

The process of tooth extraction

This process will start with you having a consultation to discuss your specific situation and needs. Once the procedure begins, you will be given a local anaesthetic to make sure the extraction is as comfortable as possible for you. The numbing gel may also be applied a couple of minutes before the extraction.

We will not just pull the tooth out straight away, we will slowly loosen it with special equipment, and we may place a small gauze net in the mouth to prevent the tooth from being inhaled. After loosening the tooth, in most cases, we will then extract it. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Navan Dental, our main goal is to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible in our dental practice. We strive to make sure you are as happy as possible throughout the entire process.

Reasons that you may need an extraction

Tooth decay

Over time, your teeth can get damaged and start to decay, this is usually when someone does not follow a proper oral hygiene routine. Drinking tea and coffee, or eating certain foods can also help to accelerate the decay.

When the decay is left to develop, this can get deep into the centre of the tooth and cause infections. If the tooth decay is too far gone, then this could mean that other treatments would not work and therefore you would need an extraction.

Wisdom teeth extraction

A common type of tooth extraction that you may have heard of is for your wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth are the last to develop and grow, meaning that sometimes there is not enough space in the mouth for them to do this properly.

If the wisdom teeth that are trying to come through get moved by other teeth, this could mean you need our Navan dentists to extract them. If you leave the wisdom teeth to try and grow through with the other teeth moving it, this can cause pain and sometimes infection. This is why it is important to not just ignore the pain and hope that it goes away, and to contact us as soon as you think there is a problem!

Wisdom teeth are also more vulnerable to decay, this is due to more food being able to get stuck where it is growing. If not cleaned properly, this could also lead to infection, therefore affecting your other teeth.


For some of our patients, their teeth are too overcrowded in their mouth whilst they grow. Our dentists at Navan always try to aim to align and preserve your natural teeth, but if your teeth are too big for your mouth, you may need an extraction. This prevents the teeth from becoming crooked and overcrowded from the teeth pushing and moving each other. 

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