Our skilled team will always attempt to save a natural tooth wherever possible.

But in some cases, tooth extraction may be the most appropriate course of action. Although we will always do all we can to save and preserve a natural tooth or teeth, there will always be some cases where the extent of decay, disease, or damage makes that impossible.

Other situations wherein tooth extraction may be necessary include the removal of impacted or infected wisdom teeth or extensive overcrowding.


Will this treatment be painful?

This is always the number one question patients have; the answer is no. We’ll always ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free throughout the treatment process by using an anaesthetic.

You may, however, experience some pain and discomfort after the treatment once the anaesthetic has worn off. This is to be expected, and in most cases, it can be easily treated with an over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

How long is the treatment?

The exact length of treatment time will vary from patient to patient, but in most cases, tooth extraction occurs over just one appointment.

How long is the recovery time?

Simple extractions have a recovery time of 2-3 days, while surgical extractions require 1-2 weeks before patients feel returned to their normal health.

What is a surgical extraction?

Surgical extractions are used when the tooth in question is either broken or buried beneath the gum line, as with an impacted tooth. During this type of extraction, we will have to cut into the gums in order to safely and effectively remove the tooth before stitching it back up.

What is a simple extraction?

Most tooth extractions require a ‘simple’ extraction, which uses dental forceps to gently remove the intended tooth.

Should I replace my tooth after removal?

This will depend on why your tooth has been removed. If the tooth was broken or infected, then we will likely recommend replacement in order to ensure your long-term oral health as well as to make it easier for you to eat and speak. If, however, the tooth in question was a wisdom tooth or being removed because of overcrowding, then replacement wouldn’t be necessary.

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