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Tooth Extractions in Chatswood

Closeup hygiene inspectionAt our practice, we understand that tooth extraction is often a last resort. We exhaust all possible solutions before resorting to an extraction, but in some cases, a catastrophic fracture or other issues may require us to perform the procedure.

Regardless of the reason, we want our patients to be informed about their options before, during, and after the extraction.

Thinking Ahead: Bone Grafting and Socket Preservation

Before the extraction, we encourage our patients to think about the future of their dental health. We believe that bone grafting and socket preservation at the time of the extraction can significantly reduce the risk of intervention further down the track when it comes to restoring the tooth. By preserving the socket and surrounding bone, we ensure a solid foundation for future dental implants or other restorative treatments.

Planned vs. Emergency Extraction: Pain Management and Sedation

There’s a significant difference between a planned extraction and an emergency extraction. When we schedule a planned extraction, we can prepare our patients for the procedure and ensure they have access to various types of pain management and sedation options. This includes local anesthesia, gas, oral sedation, or even intravenous sedation. We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

In some cases, we may also start pain management several days before the extraction, such as with steroids or antibiotics to reduce inflammation or infection. However, emergency extractions do not provide this opportunity, and we must manage pain and discomfort as best we can with local anesthesia and other pain management options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during a tooth extraction?

During a tooth extraction, your dentist will numb the area around the tooth and use special tools to loosen and remove it. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, you may also receive sedation to help you relax during the procedure.

Is tooth extraction painful?

With proper anesthesia, you should not feel any pain during the extraction procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort and swelling afterward. Your dentist can prescribe pain medications to help manage any post-extraction pain.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

The recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and the individual patient’s healing process. In general, you can expect to have some swelling and discomfort for a few days after the procedure. It is important to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to promote healing and prevent complications.

What is bone grafting or socket preservation, and why is it important?

Bone grafting or socket preservation is a procedure where your dentist fills the empty tooth socket with bone or a similar material to prevent bone loss and maintain the shape of your jawbone. This procedure can be done at the same time as the extraction, reducing the risk of complications and making future restoration easier.

We’d Love to Help You

At our practice, we understand that tooth extraction can be a daunting prospect for many patients. We want to emphasize the importance of bone grafting and socket preservation for future dental health, and we want to ensure our patients have access to the best possible pain management and sedation options.

If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extraction, bone grafting, or pain management, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide the support and care you need.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Tooth Extractions Chatswood NSW | (02) 9412 4488