Specialist oral surgery in Cardiff

With a specialist oral surgeon on the team at Rhiwbina Dental, we have a reputation for excellence in this field.


We regularly help our patients with problem wisdom teeth, as well as simple and complex extractions and surgical procedures needed prior to implant treatment or restorative work, such as bridges or dentures. We can offer a wide range of surgical procedures that mean you won’t need to be referred outside the practice, and can continue your treatment in the familiar surroundings of Rhiwbina Dental.

From wisdom teeth to failing teeth, we’ll safeguard your future smile

What to expect after a tooth extraction

At Rhiwbina Dental, we do everything we can to ensure our patients have a pain-free procedure, and we’ll follow up with personalised aftercare so you feel supported during your recovery.


Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation, so you’ll need to allow yourself time to recover and look after the area to ensure efficient healing.

Here are some tips:

  • For the first 24 hours, try to avoid eating hot food, don’t smoke and don’t drink any alcohol
  • Extractions usually cause a large blood clot to form, and it is important you do not disturb this.
  • Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours after extraction. After that, rinse gently with warm salty water – half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough.
  • Brush your teeth as normal to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
  • You may feel some small pieces of bone work their way out of the socket – don’t worry, this is perfectly normal.
  • There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort in the first two or three days. If you need to, take over-the-counter painkillers to manage this – aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol.
  • If you are in pain a few days after the tooth has been removed, call your dentist. We’ll check to see if the blood clot has dislodged (this is called a ‘dry socket’) and do all we can to ease your discomfort.

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