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Tooth Extractions

Illustration of tooth being extractedBecause we place utmost importance on the long-term oral health and hygiene of our patients, there are some instances when extracting a tooth will become necessary.

It is always our goal to try and save a patient’s tooth where possible, however sometimes the patient may be experiencing too much pain, discomfort, or infection for the tooth to remain.

Thankfully, the oral health care professionals at My Dentist are highly-trained and experienced in all kinds of dental extractions, including the extraction of wisdom teeth.

When Does a Tooth Require Extraction?

In many cases, a tooth will require removal if it is suffering from any of the following:

  • Infection or an abscess
  • Severe decay
  • Over-crowding
  • Trauma or injury
  • Disease
  • Unsuccessful root canal therapy

Additionally, there are many reasons why a wisdom tooth may need to be extracted, including:

  • Inadequate space at the back of the jaw
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Unusual root growth of the tooth or teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth which are unable to erupt

Thankfully, our dentist can remedy these concerns through performing an extraction, along with any other treatment which may be necessary.

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

During your consultation, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth to determine whether your tooth requires extraction. Additionally, they will take x-rays to gain a more comprehensive overview of your situation.

Our team can also discuss various sedation methods with you to ensure adequate pain management and comfort during the procedure. These methods include inhalation sedation (happy gas) or IV sedation. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

The extraction process will take between 30 – 60 minutes to complete, depending on how many wisdom teeth require removal, as well as the complexity of the case. Stitches may be placed to re-seal the gum and antibiotics or pain killers may also be prescribed. Our team will then monitor your progress following the procedure.

Want to Learn More?

If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort or wish to discuss this procedure further with our dentist, please schedule a consultation by calling 07 3356 3636 today.


Tooth Extractions Alderley, Newmarket, Ashgrove, Enoggera QLD | 07 3356 3636