Tooth Extractions

Need to have a tooth taken out? It's normal to feel nervous.

At Northcote Dental we know that the idea of having a tooth extraction can be daunting. However there’s no need to stress because a tooth removal can be done with minimal to no pain at all. It’s often a quick procedure that’s not as bad as you have imagined.

Tooth Extractions at Northcote Dental

Tooth Extractions at Northcote Dental

What is an Extraction & Why is it Needed?

A dental extraction is the removal of the entire tooth from the mouth. A tooth extraction if often needed when the tooth is infected or severely damaged or decayed such that other alternatives such as a filling, crown or root canal is not possible. Sometimes a tooth may also need removal for orthodontics when there is not enough space for all the teeth or when wisdom teeth are impacted i.e. stuck in the jawbone.

Is It Ok To Remove My Tooth?

While our goal for all our patients is to save as many teeth as possible, at Northcote Dental we understand that there are times when this is not the best treatment. A dental extraction can bring significant benefits, the main one being relieving a painful toothache and removing the infection. Getting rid of a rotten tooth gets rid of the source of the problem, prevents further complications down the road and helps with a quicker recovery. Once the tooth is removed, you can replace the gap with several options such as an implant, bridge, or denture. Our dentists are more than happy to discuss these gap replacement options with you.

Tooth Extractions at Northcote Dental

Tooth Extractions at Northcote Dental

Will it be painful?

Don’t worry, at Northcote Dental you can relax in our capable hands. Our dentists are experienced with tooth extractions and will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. They will make sure that your tooth is numb with a local anaesthetic before starting the removal process. If you feel any pain at all, let our dentists know, and additional anaesthesia will be applied. All you should experience is a sensation of pressure, which can sometimes feel a little strange, but is not painful.

Book your appointment today!

If you think that your tooth needs to be taken out, get in touch with us today! We are here to help and make the process as painless and scary as possible.