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.
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.
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.