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Tooth Extraction

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Tooth Extraction Perry Vale

Your oral health is our main concern, so let’s work towards a healthy mouth! Tooth extraction is a necessary procedure in some cases, such as when a tooth is beyond repair due to decay, infection, or mobility, or to alleviate crowding in the mouth.

Understanding Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction involves surgically removing a tooth, either in our Perry Vale Dental clinic or through a specialist referral. Our team considers your overall well-being and will recommend the best course of action for your oral health, including whether a tooth extraction is necessary.

Tooth Extraction Perry Vale
Tooth Extraction Perry Vale

When is Tooth Extraction Required?

Although saving a tooth is always preferable, sometimes extraction is the best option for maintaining oral health. Reasons for extraction include:

  • Irreparable tooth damage.
  • Internal cracks or fractures.
  • Extensive decay or infection.
  • Overcrowding in the mouth.

Dealing with Wisdom Teeth:
Wisdom teeth can cause issues like impaction or pain, often requiring removal. Wisdom tooth extraction can differ from regular extractions due to their position and growth pattern.

Preparing for Your Tooth Extraction Appointment

Your initial consultation at Perry Vale Dental will involve a thorough examination and discussion of your options. If extraction is necessary, you’ll likely need at least two appointments. Immediate treatment might be available if you’re in acute pain.

Duration and Consultation Details

  • The extraction appointment typically lasts 30 to 60 minutes.
  • You’ll discuss your dental and medical history, symptoms, sedation needs, and replacement options.
  • No special preparation is needed for the consultation.
  • Pre-Procedure Advice
    Before the removal, your dentist at Perry Vale Dental will provide pre-procedure guidelines, including medication, dietary advice, and post-procedure care instructions.
  • Post-Extraction Dos and Don’ts

To ensure a speedy recovery, follow these guidelines:


  • Apply an ice pack for the first 48 hours.
  • Eat soft foods.
  • Rinse with warm saltwater after the first day.
  • Be cautious with hot foods and drinks.
  • Rest following the procedure.
  • Take prescribed painkillers.


  • Smoke for at least three days post-surgery.
  • Consume hard or crunchy foods.
  • Rinse or spit forcefully.
  • Use a straw.

Cost and Pain Management

The cost of tooth extraction varies; contact Perry Vale Dental for an estimate. Pain management during the procedure includes local anaesthesia and possibly sedation.

Preventing Tooth Extractions

Good oral hygiene practices, like regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, can often prevent the need for extractions. However, situations like wisdom tooth growth might be unavoidable.

Understanding Dry Socket

Dry socket is a potential complication where the blood clot in the extraction site becomes dislodged, leading to severe pain and possible infection. Follow your dentist’s post-procedure instructions to prevent this.

Diet After Tooth Extraction

Focus on a soft food diet post-extraction to aid healing, including foods like mashed potato, warm soup, yoghurt, and oatmeal.

At Perry Vale Dental, we’re committed to ensuring your tooth extraction process is as comfortable and effective as possible, helping you return to your normal diet and routine quickly.

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