Dental Phobia

Does Tooth Extraction Hurt?

For many, just the mere thought of dental procedures can cause anxiety, and tooth extraction often sits at the top of the list of dreaded dental experiences.  

Here at Perfect Smile Spa, our Essex dentists understand that misinformation can breed unnecessary fear. That’s why we’ve created this blog – to unveil the truth behind tooth extraction and answer the question on the minds of many wanting to learn more about the treatment: does tooth extraction hurt? 

Reasons for Tooth Extraction 

First, let’s explore some reasons for tooth extraction: 

Severe Decay:  

Sometimes, tooth decay goes beyond repair, leaving extraction as the best option to prevent further damage. 


Infections can wreak havoc on your oral health, and in some cases, extraction is the most effective way to stop the spread. 


When your teeth are jostling for space in your mouth, extraction may be necessary to create room for proper alignment before any Essex cosmetic dentistry treatment commences.  

Impacted Wisdom Teeth:  

When wisdom teeth are stuck beneath the gums, they can cause severe pain, and extraction may be the only solution.  

Does Tooth Extraction Hurt? 

So, does tooth extraction hurt? Is it really as bad as it’s made out to be? The short answer is no – not with Perfect Smile Spa. We’re proud to offer painless tooth extraction treatment with the use of oral or IV sedation.  

When it comes to pain-free dentistry, our expert team are exceptionally talented. But it’s not just about expertise, it’s about empathy too. We understand that dental anxiety is a real thing, which is why we go above and beyond to prioritise your comfort and well-being every step of the way.  

How Can I Replace My Missing Tooth?  

You might be wondering how to fill the gap in your smile once the tooth extraction is complete. We offer a range of cutting-edge solutions to help you regain the smile you deserve, including: 

Dental Implants: 

First up is the crème de la crème of tooth replacement: dental implants. Our dental implants in Essex are made from titanium and placed to heal with the bone over a period of months. Once healed, an implant can hold crowns, bridges, dentures, and more, providing you with the most natural-looking and feeling restoration possible. 

Cosmetic Dentures: 

If you’re looking for a non-invasive yet equally effective solution, cosmetic dentures might just be the answer. At Perfect Smile Spa, we ensure that our cosmetic dentures fit comfortably, and look and feel just like your natural teeth to give you that winning smile post-tooth extraction.  

Dental Bridges: 

A dental bridge is a fixed dental product that fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth. The false tooth (or teeth) is anchored to the natural teeth on either side using crowns, effectively bridging the gap and restoring your smile to its former glory.  

If you’re facing tooth extraction or simply just want to know more about the procedure, it’s important to know that painless tooth extraction is possible here at Perfect Smile Spa. Our team are committed to putting an end to dental anxiety, providing personalised and exceptional care that ensures your smile is nothing short of extraordinary. So, why wait? Book your FREE consultation today!