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Make Your Dental Experience a Breeze with Our Gentle Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction can be scary, but removing a damaged or infected tooth is often necessary. You may feel like you’re left with few options when you need to have a tooth extracted, but our team at Dentalcare of Forrestfield can help make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible. 

The procedure involves using local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area and dental tools to loosen and remove the tooth from the socket. 

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers gentle and pain-free tooth extractions using the latest technology. Plus, we’ll work with you to find an option that works for your individual needs to help get your smile back. Whether you need a simple extraction or a more complex procedure, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Advantages of Tooth Extractions

Relieves Pain

If you have a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed, it can cause immense pain. By having the tooth removed, you can get relief from the pain.

Removes a Dental Problem

If you have an abscessed tooth, it will need to be removed in order to clear up the infection.

Benefits Neighbouring Teeth

If a tooth is sticking out or crooked, it can put additional strain on the teeth next to it. By removing the problem tooth, the other teeth will no longer be under as much pressure.

Functional Bite

If you have a tooth that is preventing you from biting correctly, it will need to be removed in order to restore your bite.

Makes Room

If you are getting braces or another type of dental work, you may need to have one or more teeth removed in order to make room for the new appliance.

Enhanced Smile

If you have a tooth that is discolored or damaged, getting rid of it can create a much cleaner and more attractive look.

Dental Problems Tooth
Extraction Can Address

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Severe Toothache

Severe toothaches can be caused by several factors, including decay, gum disease, and infection, where the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. If you're experiencing a severe toothache, it's important to see a dentist immediately to determine the cause of the pain and recommend a course of action.

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Dental Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms at the site of an infection which can cause severe pain, swelling, and fever; if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications. If you have an abscessed tooth, your dentist will most likely recommend extraction.

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Gum Disease

Gum inflammation can eventually damage the tissues and bones that support your teeth. When a tooth loses its attachment due to severe bone loss, the extraction of that tooth may be necessary.

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Bad Breath

Bad breath is often caused by oral infections or gum disease. If you have a retained decayed tooth or are suffering from loose teeth due to bone loss, tooth extraction is necessary to address your bad breath or halitosis.

Why Choose
Dentalcare of Forrestfield

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Experienced and Gentle Dentists

You don’t want just any dentist extracting your tooth – you want one who is experienced and gentle. That’s why we at Dentalcare of Forrestfield offer painless tooth extractions. We know that the thought of an extraction can be daunting, but our dentists will ensure the process is as painless as possible. You’ll be in good hands with us.

State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and facilities to provide you with optimum dental care. From our comfortable waiting room to our private treatment rooms, we offer a relaxing and stress-free environment for all our patients.

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We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers

Dentalcare of Forrestfield accepts all major health fund providers and offers a variety of payment plan options to make it easy for you to get the dental care you need. As an added convenience, we accept the most popular payment plans to make dental care affordable for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Tooth Extractions

When it comes to tooth extraction, there are a few things that our team looks at to determine if a patient is a good candidate.

  • Status of the tooth.
    Extraction may be necessary if the tooth is severely decayed or has broken off at the gum line and can no longer be restored.

  • Position of the tooth.
    With an x-ray, the tooth will be examined to see if it can be removed with an extraction or if surgery is needed.

  • Overall health of the patient.
    If the patient has a medical condition that can complicate the condition, your dentist will determine a treatment plan that would be safe for the patient.

These factors will be considered before making a recommendation for or against extraction.

Yes, getting a tooth pulled can hurt. The good news is that with today’s modern dental techniques and pain medications, most people report only minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

Of course, everyone is different, and some may experience more pain than others. The type of tooth being extracted also plays a role in determining how much discomfort you may feel.

Generally speaking, wisdom teeth and molars tend to be the most difficult to remove, while incisors and canine teeth are typically easier. In any case, your dentist will work quickly and carefully to minimize your discomfort.

After having a tooth extracted, it’s important to take care of the area to prevent infection and promote healing. Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow after tooth extraction:


  • Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water starting the day after the extraction. Do this several times a day for the next few days.

  • Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can reduce the pain you’ll feel after the procedure.

  • Apply an ice pack to your cheek for 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling. It’s the swelling that causes pain. Reducing it will reduce your discomfort greatly.

  • Eat soft foods for a few days while your mouth heals. Broth, soup, mashed potatoes, and yogurt are all good options. Avoid crunchy, hard, or chewy foods that could irritate the extraction site. 


  • Smoking can delay healing and increase the risk of infection. Smoking tobacco products should be avoided until you have completely healed. 

  • Avoid drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours after the extraction, as this could dislodge the blood clot protecting the site. 

  • Don’t rinse vigorously or brush near the extraction site for at least 24 hours. These could also dislodge the blood clot. 

  • Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after the extraction, as it can slow down healing.

The time it takes to remove a tooth will depend on a few factors.

  • Type of tooth.
    Molars are larger and have more roots than incisors, so they will take longer to remove.

  • Location of the tooth.
    Teeth that are fully erupted can be removed relatively quickly, while those still covered by gums or bones will take longer to remove.

  • Status of the tooth.
    If the tooth is badly broken down and brittle, it is prone to fracturing during extraction. When this happens, the procedure may take a longer time. If the tooth is already moving due to bone loss from gum disease, its removal is quicker.

  • Number of teeth to be removed.
    A single tooth can be extracted in less than 15 minutes, while multiple teeth may take 30 minutes to an hour.

Many people are unsure whether or not their health fund will cover the cost of tooth extraction. The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of health insurance you have and the reason for the extraction.

Most basic plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of extraction, but more comprehensive plans may cover the entire procedure. If you have an extraction due to an accident or injury, your health insurance should cover the entire cost. However, if you have an elective procedure, such as wisdom teeth removal, you may need to pay a portion of the out-of-pocket cost.

To be sure, it is always advisable to check with your health insurer ahead of time to see what is covered.