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Tooth Extractions in Kew

woman smiling during a dental visitWhile a tooth extraction is never fun, the Willsmere Dental is here to make the treatment pain-free and as easy as possible for every patient. We’re proud to use advanced technology that helps ensure a smooth procedure and beautiful end result.

Here’s more about what you can expect if you’re in need of a tooth extraction.

What Is It?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing one or more teeth completely from the socket. While it’s always the goal to save a natural tooth, sometimes, it isn’t possible. Common issues leading to an extraction can include

  • Severe decay or cavities
  • Impacted teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Dental injuries or trauma
  • Periodontal disease
  • A broken or fractured tooth

We like to help patients understand the entire process so there aren’t any surprises during their care with us. First, we’ll assess the damaged tooth and your gums to determine what procedure is necessary. We will take x-rays to determine the extent of the damage and whether or not the tooth can be saved. If it can’t be saved, an extraction is likely.

We’ll start the visit by making sure patients are comfortable and relaxed. We offer different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, as well as conscious sedation given orally.

After numbing the mouth, the treatment can begin. Your dentist will gently loosen the affected tooth and then carefully remove it from its socket. After removal, the socket is cleaned and disinfected.

Once the extraction has been completed, gauze will be placed at the site to help stop any bleeding. Light bleeding may be normal for up to 24 hours. We’ll also provide you with full after-care instructions so you can feel confident in your recovery-some of which are outlined below.

To ensure that you resist an infection following care with us, we recommend the following:

  • Bite firmly on the gauze provided by your dentist for at least 20mins. Throw the pad away after use. If any excess bleeding occurs, place the spare gauze pad in your mouth and bite firmly until the bleeding has ceased.
  • Do not disturb the blood clot by sucking on fingers/objects or by touching the area.
  • Do NOT rinse your mouth for at least six hours after the extraction
  • You can eat and drink after the removal of the gauze pad and once the anaesthetic has worn off and sensation has returned to the area. Hot substances and alcohol should be avoided.
  • Strictly no smoking for at least 48 hours after the extraction
  • Avoid any vigorous activities after the extraction
  • The day after the extraction, a mouth wash consisting of salt (one tablespoon) and warm water should be used, especially after meals
  • You should be careful not to bite the numbed cheek or tongue.
  • In case of any complications, extensive bleeding or pain, please contact our dental clinic on (03) 9853 1800
  • If bleeding is severe outside these business hours please make contact with your local emergency department

Learn More Today

We’d love to help you understand more about the tooth removal process. Contact our team today to schedule a visit or ask any questions that you may have. We look forward to working with you soon!
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Tooth Extractions Kew, Kew East, Hawthorn VIC | (03) 9853 1800