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Tooth Extractions

At Kinross Drive Dental, we take a conservative approach that protects your natural teeth whenever possible. In certain cases, however, it may not be possible to save a tooth. If so, we are experienced in providing gentle extractions to alleviate discomfort or infection.

We do our utmost to ensure that you are kept comfortable during the procedure with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

When Is an Extraction Required?

There are several reasons that may necessitate the extraction of teeth. The most common are:
Illustration of tooth being extracted

  • Breakage
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Infection
  • Malformed teeth
  • Severe decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • To prepare for a prosthetic like a denture
  • To prepare for orthodontic treatment

What to Expect

We will thoroughly evaluate your oral health so that we are certain an extraction is the best solution for you before proceeding. Local anaesthetic numbs the area, and we’ll make sure that you can’t feel anything. Then, specialised instruments will extract the tooth. If necessary, we can place sutures to speed the healing process at the site. You’ll be given aftercare advice to ensure that you have a speedy recovery.

Aftercare Instructions

You can take a pain reliever or apply an ice pack to the outside of your cheek to help with any discomfort you may feel. We also recommend that in the first 24 hours after your procedure, you

  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco use
  • Eat soft foods
  • Don’t suck through a straw or spit
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Chew on the opposite side of your mouth

After a day has passed, you can eat normally as long as it is comfortable for you. Though you’ll brush and floss as usual, be careful around the extraction site. You can rinse with warm salt water two to three times a day to further cleanse the area.

Want to Learn More?

Contact us today to arrange a convenient Saturday booking for your dental needs in Kinross! Health fund coverage can be used for your visit.


Tooth Extraction Kinross, Burns Beach, Currambine, Iluka WA | (08) 6201 6555