Why do I need an extraction?
Sometimes if a tooth is very heavily infected or broken, we may have to remove it as a last resort. There are not many instances that a tooth that cannot be saved, but if the decay on a tooth goes deep below the gum, of there is a crack that goes down to the root, the most reliable option may be to have the tooth removed. Another reason teeth may have to be removed is if they are not coming through properly or are very hard to clean. This is often the case with wisdom teeth.
If the tooth does unfortunately have to be removed, quite often there are options to have the tooth replaced: these include an implant, a bridge or a denture. You can read more about these in our services menu.
What happens during a dental extraction?
At Tooth Co we manage extractions in a gentle and efficient way as to make the procedure virtually pain-free. The area will be anaesthetised so you will not feel any pain. Then the ligament of the tooth will be loosened and the tooth gently lifted out. People often report feeling some pressure during an exaction which can feel strange, though you can rest assured that if you feel any pain our kind and caring dentists will stop. We will never proceed with something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
How much does it cost?
The cost of an extraction can depend on the difficulty of the procedure. Our dentists will always discuss your options and costs before proceeding. The cost starts at $244.
If you think you might need an extraction, call us today or book online.