Frequently asked questions about extractions

What if the tooth or root being removed is not visible ?

If the tooth is under your gum, the surgeon will have to make a small cut in the gum to access the tooth or root.

How does the surgeon remove an impacted or ‘difficult’ tooth ?

The tooth may be cut into two or more pieces without cutting the gum – this makes the remainder of the tooth smaller so the pieces can be removed easily.

Will I need stitches ?

It is very rare for extractions to need stitches, but in some cases a small number of self-dissolving stitches may be needed. As with the extraction, you will not feel anything but the area will be uncomfortable for a few days afterwards. You will be advised to take painkillers to help with this.

The stitches will dissolve by themselves so you will not need to come back to have them removed.


What if I have a problem ?
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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
9:00 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.