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We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
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Tooth removal is the very last resort at Highfield Dental & Facial Clinic, and we always try to plan for replacement of the tooth prior to extraction so you are fully aware of the treatments available.
Very professional practice. I have seen several of the dentists there and they have all been great.
If tooth extraction is required, we will provide you with tooth replacement options to consider
Our tooth removal treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic using gentle techniques
Our team will ensure you feel comfortable and safe during every stage of your treatment
Arriving at the practice i was so nervous and instantly put at ease. The consultation was so relaxed and pain free, everything was explained in depth and i left feeling confident about returning. Lovely, friendly receptionist . Overall i was so happy with my experience.
At Highfield Dental & Facial Clinic in Southampton we always take a minimally invasive, gentle approach to dentistry, which means restoring teeth to their natural state with as little damage to their different tissues as possible.
However, despite everyone’s best efforts, taking the tooth out is sometimes the best option.
Tooth removal is the very last resort for us, and we always try to plan for replacement of the tooth prior to an extraction so you are fully aware of the treatments available.
At Highfield Dental & Facial Clinic we aim to provide a calm, gentle and comfortable dental experience for every patient, at every appointment.
All tooth extractions at our practice are carried out using local anaesthetic to ensure that you do not feel any pain.
Your comfort is our priority and our team will ensure that you feel safe, relaxed and ready to go ahead with your treatment. We will be by your side throughout your tooth extraction and you will be able to stop treatment at any time by raising your hand.
We understand that undergoing tooth extraction treatment may cause anxiety and we are pleased to offer IV sedation to help ease those fears. Many of our nervous patients have been able to undergo the dental treatment they really need using sedation. Our dental team will be able to explain how it works and whether it will be suitable for you.
Your dentist will take the time to fully explain the treatments that he feels are suitable for you, giving you time to ask questions and to make an informed decision.
When you have your appointment with your experienced dentist, they will take the time to carefully examine your mouth, so they can discuss your options and make recommendations based on their assessment of not just your clinical needs, but also your emotional and financial situation. You can have complete confidence that all treatments carried out here at Highfield have your best interests at heart.
Whatever replacement treatment you choose, we want to make sure you always feel relaxed and comfortable when you visit us. We may use a local anaesthetic during your treatment, and can offer oral and intravenous sedation for any patients who are nervous or worried. Once treatment is complete you will be able to eat, speak and smile with confidence once more.
When a tooth root is lost, the surrounding bone is no longer needed and can shrink significantly.
Over time this can cause premature ageing in the face, as the cheeks hollow out and the lower jaw recedes, leaving what is known as a witch’s chin.
There is also additional strain on the teeth either side of the gap, as they have to work harder during eating to bite or chew food, which could lead to damage or loss of the teeth in the future.
So although you may not feel like you wish to replace the tooth, especially if it is towards the back of your mouth and therefore out of sight, it is certainly recommended that you look to consider treatment in order to prevent longer-term problems.
I have just returned home after having a Wisdom tooth removed by Slavek this morning. At the end of the procedure, when the dental nurse asked me how I felt, I replied, “Very relieved and delighted that Slavek is such a good dentist”. I have been a patient of Slavek for many years, in fact since he first took over this Dental Practice from John Clark, and I have always had very skilled and excellent dentistry from him. His care is exceptional. This means a lot to me as I am a very nervous patient and Slavek does all he can to make dental procedures easier for me to cope with. So, thank-you Slavek to you and your team, for today, and for all the other many times over the years.