Tooth Removal Cost
Tooth removal may be recommended by your dentist Sydney for several reasons. It may be due to severe tooth decay or gum disease, pre-orthodontic treatment, retained baby teeth, or impacted wisdom teeth.
It is important to note that tooth extraction is always the last resort.
As dentists, we always strive to resolve any existing dental problem and preserve the natural teeth.
However, if a tooth can no longer perform its function or is the source of an infection that cannot be managed effectively, then it’s time to consider tooth extraction Sydney.
Types of Tooth Extraction
There are two types of tooth removal Sydney. If the tooth being extracted is visible within the oral cavity, it is called a simple extraction.
During a simple extraction, the area will be numbed, and the dentist will loosen the tooth using specialised tools.
When the tooth is below the gums or is impacted, a complicated extraction may be necessary. This is done by making a small incision on the numbed area of your gums to gain access to the tooth below the gums.
There are also some cases when the tooth is below the bone so some bone removal will be necessary. After removing the tooth, your gums will be sutured back to place and allowed to heal for about 1-2 weeks.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
After the tooth extraction, painkillers will be prescribed, and you will be given aftercare instructions.
You will also need to bite on to a gauze pad for 30 minutes after the procedure to control the bleeding. Ice packs can also be applied to the affected side of the face to reduce swelling and pain.
For the first 24 hours, make sure to have plenty of rest and fluids. Cold and soft foods, like yogurt, pudding, and ice cream, are also recommended for the first few days.
Smoking and strenuous activities are not advised after the procedure as they can prolong healing and can trigger bleeding.
Depending on the tooth extracted, it typically takes 7-14 days for it to heal completely. Most importantly, always observe good oral hygiene to avoid getting bacteria in the extraction site.
Regular tooth brushing and flossing should be continued, with extra care to avoid the extraction site. To clean this area, mouth rinses without alcohol are recommended.
How much is tooth extraction in Sydney CBD Dentistry?
The tooth extraction cost depends on the location of the tooth and the complexity of the procedure. A simple extraction costs around $230 whilst a complicated extraction can cost up to $450.
The use of either local anaesthesia or sedation also has a factor in the tooth removal cost. These are rough estimates and can be more accurately gauged upon clinical examination.
Here at Sydney CBD Dentistry, we value your concerns, and we wish to build a trusting dentist-patient relationship to alleviate your anxieties. To know more about our extraction services, book an appointment with us today!