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Tooth Extraction in Noosa

While it’s always ideal, of course, to preserve all of your pearly whites, there are times, unfortunately, when a tooth or teeth need to be extracted.

Common Reasons for Needing a Tooth Extraction

Tooth Decay: Advanced tooth decay that cannot be effectively treated with a filling or root canal may require extraction.

Gum Disease: Severe gum disease (periodontitis) can lead to tooth mobility and bone loss, necessitating tooth removal.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth (third molars) often become impacted or cause crowding, leading to extraction.

Infection or Abscess: A severe tooth infection or abscess that cannot be resolved with antibiotics and root canal therapy may lead to extraction.

Crowding: Overcrowded teeth in orthodontic cases may require extraction to create space for proper alignment.

Orthodontic Treatment: In some cases, teeth may be extracted to improve the outcome of orthodontic treatment.

Dental Trauma: Teeth damaged due to accidents, sports injuries, or other traumatic events may need removal.

Supernumerary Teeth: Extra teeth that develop, known as supernumerary teeth, can cause problems and may require extraction.

What to Expect

dentist examining a toothDuring your visit, we will thoroughly examine and review X-rays to determine if an extraction is necessary. Our priority is to ensure that all possible alternatives, such as crowns, fillings, or other treatments, have been explored before proceeding with an extraction.

If an extraction is deemed necessary, we will administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. This ensures that you will feel comfortable during the procedure.

After the extraction, it’s essential to allow your blood to clot and start the healing process in the empty socket. To facilitate this, we will place gauze in the area to promote healing.

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Home Care

After undergoing a tooth extraction, it is essential to take proper care of the extraction site to ensure proper healing and minimise any discomfort. This includes taking over-the-counter pain medications, which may help with tenderness in the days following the procedure. It is recommended to take these medications before the anaesthesia wears off to prevent excessive pain. Additionally, if you notice any swelling in the extraction site, using ice packs could help reduce it.

Book an Appointment

If you suspect you may require an extraction, contact The Dental Junction today to schedule an appointment.

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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 Extraction Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville QLD | (07) 5473 5117