Tooth Extraction

If you’ve been dealing with a painful toothache, it’s better to deal with it sooner rather than later! If your tooth has become damaged beyond repair, you may require a tooth extraction. Our team is highly trained and super gentle to ensure a comfortable experience.

We work closely with our patients to create a customised treatment plan that suits your needs and budget. If you require tooth removal or further treatment, get in touch with the team at Riverside Dental Warkworth today to learn more.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

If you have a damaged tooth, your dentist will aim to repair it with several dental procedures, such as root canals, fillings, or crowns. However, if the tooth is too badly damaged, you will require a tooth extraction.

Tooth removal is the process of extracting a tooth from your jawbone to reduce pain and save the rest of your smile. If damaged or infected teeth are not removed, it can cause a trickle-on effect compromising the rest of your smile, which is why it’s vital to treat damaged teeth as early as possible.

In most cases, tooth extractions are a fast and straightforward treatment performed under a local anaesthetic to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Occasionally, teeth will need to be removed surgically under certain circumstances.

What You Need to Know About Tooth Removals

Preparing for Your Tooth Extraction

Before your tooth extraction, be sure to give our team your complete medical history, including any medication you are currently taking and any allergies you have.

Care After Your Tooth Extraction

Tooth removal aftercare involves a healthy dose of rest and being careful about what foods you eat. While swelling and discomfort are common after the procedure, they will subside within a week; you can also help reduce swelling with ice packs post-treatment.