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Problem after extraction ?

What if I have a problem after an extraction ?

We give clear and simple instructions which are explained to you that prevent most problems. We give you a copy of these instructions to take with you after treatment as well.

Although problems are not common, the most likely problems are that the area develops an infection, or that the area begins to bleed.

Bleeding

Bleeding can occur if the clot protecting the extraction site is disturbed. We provide a gauze pad as part of the take-home pack. Normally it is enough to bite down on this and remain calm for 15-30 minutes. If that does not work then you simply return to the practice if this occurs on the same day.

If this happens one or more days after treatment, please call the practice first.

Infection

If the instructions we give are not followed carefully, or if you are simply unlucky, infection can occur. Infection is normally treated with antibiotics. Please call the practice and we will see you as soon as possible.

If you are especially prone to infection, you may be prescribed antibiotics to start before the procedure, of you may be given a prescription on the day. Please do take the medication and do not stop until you have completed it.

If the medication is not working, or if you have a reaction of some kind, call the practice.

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Location

Wyndcott is fully accessible, including a ramp and wide doors to reception, surgery and WC. The centre is on one level.

We are located close to Swanley town centre in a stress-free environment, with easy access by Car, Bus or Train. Parking facilities are free, and the nearest bus stop is less than 1 minute away.


 

Address:
Wyndcott Dental Centre, Birchwood Park Avenue, Swanley, Kent.
BR8 7AT

Opening Hours
This week:
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to
6:00 PM*
Saturday
Private appointments/IMOS
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM**
*Not all dentists are available at these times.
**Dr Bhunjun is available for private appointments from 9-1, Dr Teoh is available for Implant appointments 9-5.