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Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction at Oran Park & Harrington Park Dental Care

Tooth extraction
at Oran Park Dental Care & Harrington Park Dental Care

Whether you need a tooth extracted because it’s damaged and is causing you pain, or because you need it removed in preparation for another dental service, you can be assured that you will experience caring and gentle dental care from our friendly dentists at Oran Park & Harrington Park Dental Care.

Is tooth extraction necessary?

Having a tooth removed can seem like a daunting prospect, but it is sometimes necessary for maintaining good oral health. There are many reasons why you may need a tooth extracted including preventing infection from spreading, or to make room for orthodontic treatment.  

Remember, tooth extractions are common procedures that our dentists perform regularly. With proper aftercare, the affected area will heal quickly and you can enjoy a healthy smile once again. 

Book your appointment with our friendly team to discuss the best dental solution for your situation. 

Why Choose Oran Park Dental Care & Harrington Park Dental Care?

With many years of experience in dentistry, our friendly staff will be with you through each stage of your treatment.

You can rest assured that we use the most advanced dental techniques and procedures to ensure shorter treatment times and optimal results. Additionally, we also offer cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers.

Located at Oran Park Town Centre and Harrington Plaza, Harrington Park, with easy parking. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you need a tooth to be removed, your dentist will usually give you a local anaesthetic to numb your mouth so you don’t feel pain. Your dentist will then use a special tool to loosen the tooth in the gum. Once the tooth is loose, they will remove it with forceps.

If your tooth extraction is more complicated, you might need to be given a general anaesthetic, which will put you to sleep.

After your tooth has been removed, your dentist will probably need to make sure the gum socket is clean. If you needed a cut in the gum during tooth removal, you might need a stitch to close the cut.

You might have some bleeding and if so, the dentist will usually ask you to bite down on a piece of gauze to stop the bleeding.

Once the anaesthetic wears off, you will probably have some pain. Your dentist might write you a prescription for pain relief medicine or recommend an over-the-counter medicine.

You’ll also probably be told to eat soft foods and chew on the unaffected side of your mouth for a while. Be careful not to bite your lip while it is numb. You should rest and avoid physical sports, smoking and drinking alcohol for the next 24 hours.

Usually, the wound will take 1 or 2 weeks to heal. However, contact your dentist if you have:

  • ongoing severe pain — this may be caused by a complication called dry socket
  • excessive bleeding
  • a fever

This will depend on your situation. Once the dentist has assessed your tooth they will explain any alternatives and their pros and cons.

If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted, but you choose to leave it untreated, there can be several negative consequences. Some of them are:

  1. Pain and Discomfort: If a tooth is infected, decayed or damaged, it can cause persistent pain and discomfort.
  2. Spread of Infection: If a tooth is infected, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and even the jaw, leading to more serious issues.
  3. Damage to Adjacent Teeth: If a damaged tooth is not removed, it can damage surrounding teeth, leading to more dental problems.
  4. Abscess Formation: If a tooth is not extracted, the infection can spread to the roots and form an abscess, causing severe pain and swelling.
  5. Impact on Oral Health: A damaged or infected tooth can impact the overall health of the mouth and lead to more serious dental problems.

It is important to see a dentist regularly and address any dental problems as soon as possible to avoid these consequences.

The cost of a tooth extraction varies and depends on several factors such as the type of extraction (simple or surgical), the patient’s insurance coverage, and the complexity of the procedure.

You dentist will clearly explain all expected costs to you at your first visit. 

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We provide the complete range of dental services from checkup and cleans, to complex dental surgery as well as the full range of cosmetic procedures to improve your smile.

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