General Dentistry

Tooth Extractions In Darch

Tooth extraction may be necessary for some patients. At Darch Dental Centre, we make tooth extractions gentle and comfortable.
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Gentle and Comfortable Tooth Extraction

There may be a need to extract a tooth for a number of reasons, including infection, tooth decay, or damage to your jaw.
Perhaps you are worried about the pain involved or how long the healing process will take. A dental extraction can seem like a daunting procedure. As experienced dentists, we always strive to preserve natural teeth. However, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. Tooth extraction entails removing one or more teeth from their sockets in the jaw bone. If you have an infected tooth, tooth decay that has destroyed too much of the tooth to save it with a filling, or jaw damage that makes it difficult for the tooth to remain in place, you may need a tooth extraction.
At Darch Dental Centre, we understand that some people feel anxious or nervous about extractions, which is why our friendly staff takes the time to walk you through every step of the process and answer any questions you may have. We offer a range of sedation options to help you relax during your procedure. Our experienced team of dental practitioners is dedicated to providing gentle dental care.

Benefits of Tooth Extractions

Removing a severely damaged tooth is often the best option for oral health. The following are a few of the most common benefits of tooth removal:
  • Tooth extractions are a common and effective way to relieve chronic pain. Our dental team of experienced professionals will make sure the process is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
  • Tooth extractions are often necessary when severe tooth decay has spread to other areas of your mouth. Tooth extractions can help prevent infection and inflammation.
  • In many cases, extractions are necessary to prevent damage to the health of neighbouring teeth. In order to prevent infection of adjacent teeth, the dentist will remove teeth that are damaged or diseased.
  • Tooth extractions are an option for people who have too many teeth or overcrowding. The process can also be a preparation for orthodontic treatment.
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Our experienced dentists strive to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, but sometimes it is necessary to extract them. When extraction is your only option, sedation options are available to make it as comfortable as possible for you.
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Highly Experienced Dentists
Dentists at Darch Dental Centre have 50 years of combined experience providing high-quality dental care services to patients from all walks of life. Our dentists have extensive experience extracting teeth and are committed to providing the best possible dental care.
Variety of Payment Options
Our dental clinic accepts certain government benefits and major health funds as payment for dental treatments, so you can have your teeth extracted without worrying about the cost. We also offer the option of paying via interest-free instalments through Afterpay.
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Stress-free and Gentle Dental Care
Our caring team understands that some patients may feel anxious or nervous about having their teeth extracted. This is why Darch Dental Centre offers a range of sedation options to make your dental experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

FAQ's About Tooth Extractions

You might need a tooth extraction for the following reasons:

  • If teeth are infected or damaged in a way that cannot be addressed by root canal treatment, they should be extracted.
  • Occasionally, teeth may need to be extracted due to overcrowding.
  • Periodontitis may cause loose teeth if it progresses to an advanced stage. The tissues surrounding the tooth root and the bones that hold it firmly in place erode due to periodontal disease.
  • You may need to remove one or more teeth before you can get braces for misaligned teeth. As a result, your neighboring teeth will be able to move into the extra space, which is especially useful if you have overcrowding.
  • The wisdom tooth, also known as a third molar, can cause problems if our mouths do not have adequate space for it. Thus, you may need to undergo wisdom teeth removal.
  • Hyperdontia describes the condition of having more teeth than the average number. An extra tooth or teeth may need to be removed in order to allow the other teeth to form correctly.
  • For people who are getting chemotherapy for cancer or having an organ transplant, it may be necessary to remove their damaged teeth in order to keep their dental health.
We offer several sedation options at our dental clinic during extractions to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable as possible. Your comfort is critical to the success of your procedure, so we will recommend the sedation level and option that’s right for you.

There are either simple or surgical extractions, depending on whether the tooth is visible or impacted. You should expect the following at your dental appointment for extraction:

  • Simple extraction: A local anaesthetic will be administered to numb the area around your tooth, so you will only feel pressure during your dental treatment. The tooth is usually lifted using an elevator. Dentists use dental forceps to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.
  • Surgical extraction: This is an option if the tooth is impacted or beneath the gum line. Most wisdom tooth removal procedures are surgical extractions. In addition to local anaesthesia, you may be given intravenous anaesthesia, which makes you feel calm. The procedure may also involve general anesthesia, depending on your medical and allergy history. If you have general anaesthesia, you will be completely unconscious during the surgery. The dentist will make a tiny cut or incision on your gums. They may have to remove or cut the alveolar bone surrounding your tooth before it can be retrieved.

The need to replace a tooth after an extraction depends on the reason for the extraction. Your wisdom tooth will not need to be replaced if extracted due to the oral health issues it is causing or may potentially cause. In the case of extraction prior to orthodontic treatment, you won’t need a replacement tooth. Once you begin your orthodontic treatment, the neighboring teeth can move into the extra space.

However, if your tooth was extracted because it was severely decayed or damaged, you will have an extra space in your bite. The teeth around it will move out of position. Our dentist may recommend additional dental treatment to ensure proper tooth spacing and prevent damage to your remaining teeth. There are several options for replacing teeth with artificial ones. These include dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures.

Depending on the case, tooth extractions can cost as much as $180-$400 per tooth. Surgical extractions can cost between $375 and $485, depending on whether bone removal or tooth division is also necessary. Under general anaesthesia, sedation, or local anesthesia, the cost can reach $2,000 to $3,000 per tooth.

Visit us for a consultation to get the accurate cost of your tooth extraction procedure.

During the first 12 hours after an extraction, you will experience some bleeding. You must avoid disturbing the blood clot that forms in the socket. You are also likely to feel discomfort, soreness, or pain. Some swelling may also occur in your face. You will be prescribed painkillers by your dentist to alleviate these symptoms. Consult your dentist if your discomfort does not subside within two to three days after the extraction.

A tooth extraction, like any invasive procedure, carries some risks. However, if your dentist recommends it, there are likely more benefits than risks.

  • Redness and swelling at the surgical site
  • If the blood clot dislodges or fails to form, the bone inside the socket can be exposed, a condition known as “dry socket.”
  • Excessive bleeding lasting more than 12 hours
  • Infections caused by bacteria or trapped food particles in the socket, characterized by severe fever and chills
  • Damage to neighbouring teeth, nerves, jawbones, and sinuses