Surgical Extractions

Why would I need a Surgical Tooth Extraction?

There are multiple reasons why your dentist may recommend the surgical removal of a tooth including:

  • Trauma or injury from an accident
  • Deep decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • Orthodontic reasons
  • Overcrowding
  • Impacting

How will I know if I need a Surgical Extraction?

When you attend your regular check-up, your dentist will take x-rays and do a full examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. If he or she believes you need a surgical extraction, your dentist will advise you of your options and discuss this with you.

Will it hurt to get my tooth removed?

At Cairns Dental Anaesthetic Centre, you can opt for sedation or even general anaesthetic to ensure you experience little or no discomfort. Choosing sedation or general anaesthetic will also allow the procedure to be completed in less time than it would otherwise.

How long will it take to recover from Surgical Tooth Extraction?

Generally, you should expect it to take 1-5 days to recover from having your tooth extracted. Some swelling and discomfort may occur. Your dentist will prescribe pain relief medicine to manage any pain in the following days. It is advisable to take at least a day or two off work to rest and recover.

What if I have a dental phobia or anxiety?

At Cairns Dental Anaesthetic Centre, we are passionate about working with you to minimise your anxiety around your dental appointments and treatments. Being under sedation or general anaesthetic may be a good option to consider if you do experience dental phobia or anxiety.