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Extractions in Kingsley

Extracted ToothWhile it’s always ideal to keep all your natural teeth, there are times when extractions are necessary. Here are some of the most common reasons why you might need this procedure:

      • Trauma to the tooth
      • Tooth decay
      • Extra teeth
      • Infection
      • Wisdom teeth
      • Periodontal disease

Keeping You Comfortable

With sedation, you shouldn’t feel any pain, and we offer various options to help you feel at ease during the procedure. For example, you could have local anaesthetic, nitrous oxide, oral sedation with a tablet, or twilight sedation. Your dentist will review the options with you and check your medical history to ensure that that type is suitable for you. Regardless of which you choose, you will be numb for the entire procedure. Please see our Sedation Dentistry page for more information.

What to Expect Afterwards

Sometimes there will be swelling around the area after the extraction, particularly if it’s towards the back of your mouth. There might be swelling around the jaw joint, which could mean you can’t open your mouth all the way for a few days up to a few weeks. So if that’s the case, rest assured it will resolve over time and there’s nothing to worry about. We usually give patients a follow-up call the next day to make sure they’re okay.

Home Care

Pain relief For simple extractions, you will just need an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen or Paracetamol. If your pain is severe, we can prescribe a stronger pain medication. You can also alleviate pain by rinsing around the socket twice a day with warm salt water, which can also help clean and heal the area. Rest It’s important to avoid chewing in the area for at least a day or two, just to give it some rest.


Is it going to hurt?

No, as the area will be completely numb.

How soon after my extraction can I eat?

Approximately an hour after the procedure, you can go ahead and eat. For the first 24 hours afterwards, stick to soft foods and avoid hot or cold ones.

Will I need antibiotics?

For more complicated tooth removal procedures, we might write your script for antibiotics, especially for wisdom teeth.

Book an Appointment

If you think you may need an extraction, contact us today to book an appointment.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Extractions Kingsley, Duncraig, Woodvale, Hillarys, Greenwood WA | (08) 6118 4559