Tooth Extractions

Pain-free Tooth Extractions in Currambine

Extraction of a tooth can sometimes be necessary for health reasons or because of an injury.

Due to severe infection, severe tooth decay, or advanced gum disease,  removal of teeth may be necessary. Typically, saving a permanent tooth is our priority. Still, there are times when the damage is too severe and other options aren’t available. In some cases, the best option is to remove the tooth.

Tooth extraction is the dental procedure of taking out one or more teeth from the socket in your jaw bone. When you have an infected tooth, dental decay that has ruined too much of the tooth to preserve it with a filling, or a jaw injury that makes it difficult for the tooth to stay in place, tooth extraction is typically essential.


Benefits of Tooth Extractions

Several factors can lead to your dentist recommending pulling a tooth. If your tooth is damaged beyond repair, having it removed may be the best option for your health. Consider some of these essential benefits:
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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Tooth Extractions in Currambine

Toothaches can be incredibly painful and difficult to manage. The sooner you seek treatment for your tooth pain, the better. Keeping your natural teeth is always our priority at Smiles in Currambine. We will do everything we can to ensure that you can keep your teeth for as long as possible. Restorative measures such as fillings or root canal treatments can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.

In some cases, however, an extraction may be necessary. Our gentle team will provide you with an extraction that minimises your discomfort. We take a conservative approach and perform a thorough evaluation to ensure that an extraction is necessary for your dental treatment.

If you are experiencing pain or suspect that you have a deeper problem with your teeth, please get in touch with Smiles in Currambine as soon as possible. We can accommodate same-day bookings to ensure you receive the attention you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

The situations in which we may recommend an extraction include:

  • Advanced gum disease
  • Broken teeth
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Severe infection
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Supernumerary or supplementary teeth (extra teeth)
  • To prepare for dentures or orthodontic treatment
At your initial appointment, we’ll examine you to make sure that you need to have your tooth extracted. We may take X-rays and use other diagnostics to ensure we know what the problem is. When we determine to move forward with an extraction, we’ll tell you why and detail each step of the process for you. The examination will direct how we perform your extraction, making sure that it’s as efficient as possible.

A simple extraction is done if a tooth is visible inside the mouth. A dentist uses an instrument called an elevator to loosen a tooth for extraction. The tooth is then removed with forceps.

If the tooth is below the surface or impacted, surgical extraction would be recommended. This is a common procedure when removing wisdom teeth. During this procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will make a tiny incision on your gums. They may have to remove or cut the alveolar bone around your tooth in order to extract it.

Thanks to the anaesthetic we have, you won’t feel anything. Our patients appreciate our sleep dentistry options, and you can use them for extractions. Sutures can be placed at the site to help with your healing when necessary. You’ll be given full instructions on what to do after your procedure to recover quickly.

At Smiles in Currambine, we make it a point to save your natural teeth. We will do everything possible to help you keep your teeth as long as possible. Restorative procedures such as fillings or root canal therapy are alternatives to tooth extraction that we will recommend if possible. We take a cautious approach and perform a comprehensive examination to determine that there are no other options and that an extraction is required for your dental treatment.

Simple, non-surgical tooth extractions can cost up to $285 per tooth, and if the tooth needs to be sectioned out, it can cost up to $350. For dental surgery or complex extractions of teeth or tooth fragments, the price can range from $375 to $700, depending on whether bone removal or tooth division are needed as well.

The cost of an oral extraction depends on many factors, including your dental anatomy, the complexity of the procedure, the level of damage in that area, and whether sedation is required.

Maintaining a good oral hygiene regimen is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the need for tooth extractions. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day can significantly reduce your risk of developing diseases and infections.

Nutrition is also vital in preventing the need for tooth extraction since it ensures that your body receives the resources it requires to fight infection. Avoid foods and beverages that can damage the enamel. A diet high in sweets, carbs, and starches can aggravate tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Visit your dentist regularly, preferably every six months, for routine checkups and cleanings. Scaling and cleaning your teeth can help maintain good oral health. Your dentist will also be able to recognise and treat dental problems early, thus preventing the need for extractions.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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