Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If you are facing a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth extractions, you can rest assured your White Dental dentist will talk you through the procedure in detail to make sure you are comfortable with the procedure.

Tooth extractions are a relatively invasive procedure that includes removing a tooth from its socket. In Sydney, this treatment is mostly common for the removal of wisdom teeth, but is also a simple extraction to remove teeth from the mouth that are badly damaged. The need for a tooth extraction can be the result of:

  • severe gum disease
  • deep infection of a tooth
  • a broken tooth

Although a tooth extraction by a dentist may sound like a daunting treatment, it is a fairly standard procedure that can help prevent discomfort in your mouth in the future. You can expect a full recovery from this treatment in 5 to 10 days.

When do I need to get my tooth extracted?

Most of us probably didn’t have dentists as parents, so we grew up just brushing our teeth once or twice a day. Without enough knowledge on how to care for our teeth, mostly from when we were younger, we may do things that are not good for our dental health. Just because you’re not feeling or experiencing any discomfort yet, doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. When you do start to feel pain in your gums, especially in your wisdom tooth, it’s worth making an appointment with one of our Sydney clinics and we’ll have a closer look at any problems that may have occurred or could be underlying.

We will always try our best to save your tooth, but in some cases a tooth extraction is the best solution for you, even though your tooth might look perfectly fine on the outside. It may have severe cavities or damages on the inside, which can make the tooth not structurally sound enough for another solution and can cause a lot of pain in the future when ignored.

Tooth Extract Costs

The cost of tooth extraction is one of the factors to consider before going through the process. Some clinics in Sydney may charge higher than some, but it’s best that you go to a reliable clinic like White Dental Clinic as we offer affordable and quality services in Sydney. Tooth extraction costs in Sydney may range between $180 to $250 per tooth for a simple extraction. If you need to undergo a more complex procedure, the price can range from $300 to $650. The price difference may be surprising, but the reason for that is because of the amount and type of anesthesia that will be utilised. Also, the procedure may take longer in more complex cases.

Is tooth extraction painful?

You may experience some discomfort when you have your tooth taken out, but we’re here to help make sure this will be as minimal as possible. Your dentist will give you local anesthesia to ease the pain during the appointment. Dentists normally prescribe OTC or prescription pain medicine to assist with the treatment of pain after the extraction. Before we proceed, you must inform your dentist about your complete medical history and what types of medication you are taking. This is to ensure that the antibiotics or other medicines after the wisdom teeth removal or tooth extraction won’t conflict and cause complications in your mouth in the future.

If you’re wondering why tooth extraction can be painful, the reason is that the socket can get inflamed. If you’re not careful with the food you eat after the surgery, food debris can fill the socket and cause more pain. Typically the pain starts 1 or 3 days after your tooth has been removed as this is when a dry socket develops and also, the anesthesia has already worn out. Dried sockets are the most common complications after tooth removal, especially from wisdom tooth removal, so it’s key to keep an eye on the symptoms and reach out if you experience any severe pain.

How long does the pain last after extraction?

Tooth extraction in Sydney might be known to be a painful treatment, but you won’t necessarily feel the pain during the procedure as the anesthesia cancels out the pain. The time that you may experience discomfort is when you get home and the anesthesia has worn out. You can expect to feel a bit of pain and discomfort for a few days to a week, and this is very normal. It is also normal for the extraction area to be bleeding within a few minutes which will lead to a clot. Continued bleeding for a short period of time is also fine. But, if the bleeding and severe pain doesn’t stop after 24 hours, you should contact your dentist immediately.

If you want to prevent the pain from happening after the extraction, we recommend that you take Advil or Motrin as soon as you get home. This way, the pain relievers will do their job and fight off the pain even before it arrives. With a low pain tolerance, you can still feel a bit of discomfort. To help ease the pain, you may need to apply an ice pack.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

On your first day after the tooth extraction, the most critical part of the aftercare is to let the blood clot form. Especially within the first 1 or 2 days after your wisdom teeth removal, it is important to rest and more importantly: to take extra care for your newly injured gums. You mustn’t rinse your mouth, spit or use a straw. This prevents the blood clot from forming and raises the risk of dry socket.

Even before the wisdom teeth removal procedure, your dentist will clarify why there may be some discomfort around the extraction site in the mouth. Following the dental procedure, you will be given pain relievers like ibuprofen to lessen the pain after anesthesia works out. If you can’t handle the pain, call our clinic, and we’ll gladly help you. To help you completely recover after your tooth extractions, here are some Dos and Don’ts:

  • DO drink plenty of liquids
  • DO eat soft foods
  • DO brush teeth gently
  • DON’T use a straw
  • DON’T drink hot liquids
  • DON’T brush in the extracted area
  • DON’T use toothpaste
  • DON’T smoke

Tooth Extraction Healing Time

Typically, the healing time for tooth extractions lasts for a few days. It’s most important to rest and let the blood clot form within the first 24 hours to two days. The pain should leave after the next 4 to 10 days, but during these days, it’s necessary to keep your recent operation in mind and take more precautions to avoid any complications. The pain might take longer to go away if you had multiple tooth extractions.

Get Your Tooth Extraction at White Dental Clinic in Sydney

Our dentists and orthodontists partners in Sydney are happy to explore all the solutions for your dental problems with the skills and many years’ experience they have in the dental industry. We use the latest available technology and resources to increase precision, protection and comfort during treatments.

Our dental clinics in Sydney have been designed to create a comfortable environment. You can always ask us questions to help ease your mind, and our friendly team will make sure that you are given proper assistance when you visit.

Our dentist still uses anesthesia, but we can also explore more options for sedation if you are scared of injections so that you feel calmer. We also appreciate our patients’ busy nature and will ensure that the whole process doesn’t take longer than needed while at the same time, giving substantial results.

You should visit our Gordon or Chatswood clinics if you are looking for an excellent place to get your tooth extracted in Sydney.

Gordon Dental Clinic

The White Dental Clinic in Gordon, Sydney is our second branch which has served families since 2018. Our highly qualified dentists may have their own dental specialties but are all equipped to cope with severe or minor dental issues. Dental assistants also help our hard-working dentists to make things comfortable for our patients. If you want to learn more information about wisdom teeth removal Sydney, please feel free to call us and set an appointment. You can also visit our website to know more information about our Gordon dental clinic in Sydney.

Chatswood Dental Clinic

Since 2001, White Dental Clinic in Chatswood, Sydney has supported families with all their dental problems. That’s how we make sure we have the best competent dental treatment for our clients in Chatswood. You should visit our clinics in Sydney, and our well-experienced dentists will help you understand what wisdom teeth removal Sydney is for and how the treatment works. Upon visiting our clinic, our polite and welcoming reception team will welcome you.

We aim to provide clients in Sydney with a safe and reliable dental service that will ensure patients are satisfied and will come back for future dental issues. It’s time to make an appointment if you have more questions and concerns about tooth extraction, and you can also visit our website to know more about our Chatswood dental clinic in Sydney.

Chatswood Clinic

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Hours

Monday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tue - Thu : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Phone

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

Chatswood Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

(02) 9411 6097

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Sat : 10:00am - 3:00pm

Phone

(02) 9498 7406

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

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