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Tooth Extractions

Although it’s always ideal to retain all your pearly whites, there are times when an extraction may be in order. Here are some reasons why people may need an extraction:

  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Extra teeth
  • Infection
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Periodontal disease

What to Expect

At Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on using advanced technology during your care with us, resulting in an easy, smooth treatment plan. When you visit us, you can expect the following: A detailed exam or X-rays will be done to ensure an extraction is necessary and cannot be fixed with a crown, filling, or other treatment.

The proper anesthetic will be given for a more relaxing procedure:

Local anaesthesia. Usually a local anaesthetic is given to you in the area of your extracted tooth. If this is the case, the area will be numb to pain, but you’ll still feel pressure and noises from the procedure.

For a simple extraction, you will receive a local anaesthetic, which numbs the area around your tooth so you’ll feel only pressure, not pain, during the procedure. remove it.

After the extraction, your blood should start to clot and begin to heal in the tooth’s empty socket. We’ll pack the area with gauze so that it can start the healing process.

We’ll spend some time with you, answer any questions you may have, and talk about the healing process.


How long will it take the gum to heal?

Though the healing time depends on the type of surgery and location of the teeth, you should expect to recover in 7-14 days. Sometimes the recovery time can take longer as the bone grows in the gum.

Do you have aftercare recommendations?

Yes, you should eat soft foods for a day or two. You can also take OTC pain relievers as needed, or rinse with warm salt water. You will be given instructions to follow post extraction. Brush and floss your teeth as you normally do, but avoid the site. It’s also a good idea to limit activity for 24 to 48 hours.

Book an Appointment

If you think your tooth may need to be extracted, contact our Beecroft practice today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Tooth Extractions Beecroft, West Pennant Hills and Cheltenham NSW | (02) 8411 2314