At Karratha Dental Care, our dentists have over 60 years of combined experience performing tooth extractions. We can also recommend follow-up treatments such as dental implants, crowns and dentures to replace the extracted tooth and restore the appearance and integrity of your mouth.
When is tooth extraction necessary?
There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend general extraction. A tooth may need to be removed if it is:
Damaged, decayed or infected beyond repair
Loosened by gum disease
Misaligned or improperly positioned
If you are having full dentures or full arch dental implants fitted, general extraction will also be carried out to remove any remaining teeth.
What happens after an extraction?
If you are having a crown, dentures or other replacement teeth fitted, this can usually be done on the same day as your extraction.
Your dentist will prescribe painkillers and advise you to reduce your activities for several days following the treatment to improve your chances of a quick recovery. During the first 24 hours, you should avoid rinsing the area, eating hard foods, drinking through a straw or smoking.