Tooth Extractions

What is Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is a standard procedure for damaged or broken teeth that cannot be repaired. It involves the complete removal of a tooth from the socket in the jawbone.

When is a tooth extraction needed?

Damaged teeth can be restored with crowns, fillings or other dental treatments, but when a tooth is beyond repair, it requires extraction.

We provide tooth extractions for the following conditions:

  • Trauma
  • Injury
  • Decay that is too advanced
  • Overcrowding
  • Baby teeth that are obstructing adult teeth
  • Wisdom teeth removal


Are you intrested in a Tooth Extraction?
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What is the procedure for tooth extraction?

We provide two kinds of extraction procedures: A simple extraction and a surgical extraction.

A simple extraction removes a tooth that has already erupted from the gum line. For a simple extraction, we loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator before the tooth is removed with forceps (an instrument that resembles a tong or tweezer).

A surgical extraction is a more intricate process necessary when the tooth has not erupted or has broken off at the gum line. With surgical extraction, small incisions are made into the gum to remove the broken or impacted tooth surgically.

Tooth extraction care

While we take great care to practise gentle dentistry, It's normal to experience some pain, swelling and minor bleeding after tooth extraction.

After the procedure, we will place a piece of gauze over the extraction area to allow a blood clot to form. You need to keep the area clean while not disturbing the blood clot so that it can heal.

Your aftercare guide to protecting the extraction site will highlight the following:

  • Apply an ice pack to alleviate swelling
  • Use pain killers to speed up recovery
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Only eat soft foods
  • Do not brush the area or rinse your mouth vigorously

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Give us a call: 021 853 7201