Tooth Extraction

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Tooth Extraction


At Duncan Dental, we strive to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. While our primary focus is on preserving your natural teeth, there are instances where tooth removal may become necessary. Our experienced dentists on 11th Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Tauranga offer safe and comfortable tooth extraction services tailored to your unique needs.

Understanding Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure involving the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are various reasons why you might require a tooth extraction, such as severe decay, advanced gum disease, trauma, or overcrowding. Our skilled dentists in Tauranga will perform a thorough assessment and explore all available treatment options before recommending tooth removal.

Types of Tooth Extraction

1. Simple tooth extraction: This procedure involves the removal of a visible tooth. Our Tauranga dentist uses forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth, gradually loosening it from the socket until it can be removed entirely.

2. Surgical tooth extraction: In more complex cases, such as impacted wisdom teeth or teeth with severely curved roots, a surgical extraction may be necessary. This procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue to access and remove the tooth. In some instances, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal.

The Tooth Extraction Process

At Duncan Dental, our team is dedicated to making your tooth extraction experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The process typically includes the following steps:

1. Consultation and diagnosis: A comprehensive examination, including X-rays, is performed to determine the cause of the problem and the best course of action.

2. Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area surrounding the tooth, ensuring you remain comfortable during the extraction.

3. Tooth removal: Depending on the complexity of your case, either a simple or surgical extraction will be performed.

4. Aftercare: Your dentist will provide detailed post-extraction care instructions, including how to manage any discomfort and promote healing.

Post-Extraction Care

Following tooth extraction, it is essential to adhere to your Tauranga dentist's aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of complications and support the healing process. You may experience mild swelling and discomfort, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.

At Duncan Dental, our experienced Tauranga dental team is committed to providing personalized dental care to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. If you believe you may need a tooth extraction or have any dental concerns, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Important facts

Average time for procedure

30-60 minutes

Average cost

Ranges from $330 - $650

Number of visits