Frequently asked questions about extractions

Will it hurt ?

No. Many people are concerned about extractions, especially when they have to be referred. The Oral Surgeons we use have focussed their training on removing teeth and in related procedures. They use technique, NOT FORCE, to remove teeth. Most people visiting us are worried before they go in, and are extremely relieved afterwards having found it was not at all as bad as they thought. The procedure normally takes 15-20 minutes.
You will not feel pain, due to the anaesthetic. You will feel some pressure as the tooth is prepared and removed.

What about afterwards ?

After you leave, the anaesthetic will start to wear off. We advise that you take a pain killer before this happens, and give advice on which painkillers to use and when. Naturally, you may expect to feel discomfort for a short time after the extraction, depending on how much work was needed to remove the tooth.

Will I be / Can I be sedated ?

We carry out all our extractions and apicectomies under local anaesthetic. This really is is all that is needed for your physical comfort, bearing in mind that the surgeon is expert at these procedures.

There are risks to sedation, so this must be considered only in cases of extreme anxiety. We cannot provide sedation for IMOS procedures, but we are able to do so for private procedures.


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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.


Wyndcott Dental Centre, Birchwood Park Avenue, Swanley, Kent.

Opening Hours
This week:
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to
6:00 PM*
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 Neto is available for Implant appointments 9-5.