Gentle Tooth Extraction Melbourne

Experience stress-free tooth extraction for all ages at Smile Place Dental.

Are you delaying a tooth extraction due to fear and anxiety?

Smile Place Dental has your comfort in mind and offers the finest care possible. Our advanced techniques ensure a stress-free experience for all ages.

Contact us for a gentle and expert tooth extraction procedure today.

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When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?

Extraction may become necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay to prevent further infection and periodontal disease, which can result in tooth loosening.

Additionally, impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth, may require extraction to avoid complications like infection or overcrowding.

In some cases of orthodontic treatment, tooth extraction may be recommended to alleviate overcrowding. If the patient has experienced dental trauma from an accident, tooth extraction may be needed to preserve the teeth and overall dental health. 

What are the Three Types of Tooth Extraction?

There are three basic types of tooth extraction methods: 

  • Simple extraction

A simple extraction is done when the shape of the tooth and roots are easy to remove. After numbing the area with local anaesthesia, the dentist uses forceps to remove the affected tooth in a single piece, which includes the crown and all of the roots. It’s one of the most common extraction procedures and usually takes less than 10 minutes. 

  • Sectional extraction

This extraction method is used for teeth with multiple or diverging roots, making it challenging for the tooth to be removed intact due to root shape, direction, or decay. By cutting between the roots with a bur, each root can be individually extracted.

  • Surgical extraction

For particularly challenging cases, such as impacted or deeply fractured teeth, a surgical extraction may be necessary. During this procedure, the dentist lifts the gum to access the underlying bone, which is then trimmed to ease tooth removal. At this stage, roots may also be separated if needed. 

Once the tooth is extracted, the dentist repositions and stitches the gum with stitches that may dissolve on their own or require removal later. Taking out stitches is very simple, pretty painless and takes only a few seconds to do. Sometimes, stitches may fall out on their own, which is usually nothing to worry about. 

At Smile Place Dental, we’re committed to ensuring that any extraction needed is done with utmost care and efficiency, keeping your well-being as top priority. Contact us today to speak to a dentist about your tooth extraction needs. 


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Smile Place
Forrest Hill Dental

249 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill 3131
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03 9877 3724 Book An Appointment

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Glen Iris Dental

38 High Street
Glen Iris 3146
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Tecoma Dental

1586 Burwood Highway
Tecoma 3160
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03 9754 2148 Book An Appointment

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction Procedure

At Smile Place Dental our goal is to ensure you feel informed and comfortable every step of the way. Here’s what you can expect during a tooth extraction procedure:

1. Consultation and Assessment: First, your dentist will review your X-rays and examine your mouth. This helps us determine the best approach for your extraction and provide you with a clear estimate of the cost.

2. Discussion of Plan: We’ll explain the recommended procedure in detail, answering any questions you might have and addressing your concerns. Transparency is key to making sure you feel confident and at ease.

3. Procedure Preparation: Before starting, we’ll ensure you are comfortable and that the area is thoroughly numbed. Your comfort is our priority, and we use the latest techniques to minimise any discomfort.

4. Tooth Extraction: As we begin the extraction, we will carefully work to remove the tooth. While we aim for the simplest approach, sometimes the tooth may not come out as easily as expected. If this happens, we may need to switch to a more complex method, such as a sectional or surgical extraction.

5. Adaptable Approach: If complications arise, like the tooth fracturing, we will seamlessly transition to the necessary technique to safely and effectively remove the tooth. Throughout the procedure, we will keep you informed about what is happening and ensure you remain as comfortable as possible.

6. Post-Extraction Care: After the extraction, the dentist will gently clean out the gum socket and stitch up the gum if needed. You’ll be asked to bite down on a piece of gauze to stop bleeding. Painkillers will be provided to ease any discomfort and our dentists will provide you with clear aftercare instructions to promote further healing.

Why Choose Smile Place?

Choosing a dental provider is a significant decision for your health, comfort, and smile aesthetics. At Smile Place Dental, we have solid reasons to be your top choice:

1. Experience and Expertise 

Our team of skilled dentists and hygienists have decades of combined experience across all facets of dentistry. Our practitioners are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest research and technology, ensuring you receive cutting-edge solutions and treatments that uphold the highest standards of dental care.

2. Comprehensive Dental Care 

At Smile Place Dental, we offer a broad range of dental services, from preventive care to routine checkups and advanced procedures like tooth extractions, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. This holistic approach means you can trust us to cater to all your dental needs under one roof.

3. Patient-Centred Approach 

We understand that every patient is unique, and so are their dental needs. That’s why we create personalised treatment plans that respect your preferences and lifestyle while aiming for optimal oral health and a radiant smile.

4. State-of-the-Art Technology

We invest in advanced dental technology to provide safe, efficient, and comfortable treatment experiences. Whether it’s digital x-rays for lower radiation exposure or intraoral scanners for precise impressions, we leverage the best in dental technology for superior results.

5. Comfortable and Relaxing Environment 

Dental anxiety is real, and we take it seriously. Our clinic is designed to evoke a serene and calming ambiance, helping you relax throughout your visit. Our caring staff are trained to provide gentle care, taking the time to explain procedures and answer any questions you might have.

6. Affordability and Transparency

We are committed to delivering quality dental care that’s financially accessible. We offer various payment options, accept most insurance plans, and provide transparent cost estimates before beginning any treatment.

At Smile Place Dental, we make it our mission to ensure that every visit enhances not just your oral health, but also your overall well-being. With us, you will feel heard, cared for, and confident that you’re getting the best dental care. Choose Smile Place Dental – where your smile is our passion.

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  • FAQs

Is tooth extraction painful?

Tooth extraction procedures are performed under local anaesthesia to ensure minimal discomfort during the process. However, some soreness and discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long does a tooth extraction take?

The duration of a tooth extraction procedure varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the extraction and the patient’s individual circumstances. Generally, a straightforward extraction can take around 10 to 20 minutes, while more complex cases may take longer.

What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

It’s advisable to stick to soft foods that require minimal chewing immediately after a tooth extraction. This includes items like yoghurt, pudding, mashed potatoes, soup, and smoothies. Avoid hard, crunchy, spicy, or extremely hot or cold foods that may irritate the extraction site.


How long does it take to heal after a tooth extraction?

The healing process varies from person to person and depends on factors such as the complexity of the extraction and individual health. Generally, it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the extraction site to close, but complete healing may take several months.

Can I brush my teeth after a tooth extraction?

It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene after a tooth extraction to prevent infection. However, you should avoid brushing the extraction site for the first 24 hours. After that, you can gently brush the area with a soft-bristled toothbrush, being careful not to disturb the blood clot.

When can I resume normal activities after a tooth extraction?

Most people can resume normal activities within a day or two after a tooth extraction, depending on individual comfort levels and the complexity of the extraction. However, it’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 to 48 hours to allow the extraction site to heal properly.

Can I smoke after a tooth extraction?

Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications such as dry socket. It’s recommended to avoid smoking for at least 24 to 48 hours after a tooth extraction, and ideally for the entire healing period.

What is dry socket, and how can it be prevented?

Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms in the extraction site is dislodged or dissolves prematurely, exposing the underlying bone and nerves. To prevent dry socket, it’s important to follow post-extraction care instructions provided by your dentist, including avoiding vigorous rinsing or drinking through a straw.

What should I do if I experience prolonged bleeding after a tooth extraction?

While some oozing of blood is normal after a tooth extraction, prolonged bleeding may indicate a problem. If bleeding persists beyond the first day or becomes heavy, gently bite down on a gauze pad placed over the extraction site for about 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, contact your dentist for further instructions.

How soon can I get a dental implant after a tooth extraction?

The timing of dental implant placement after a tooth extraction depends on factors such as the condition of the extraction site and the patient’s overall oral health. In some cases, dental implants can be placed immediately after extraction, while in others, a healing period of several months may be required. Your dentist will assess your individual situation and provide personalised recommendations.