tooth extraction Perth

Tooth retention is almost always a better option than getting a tooth extracted. However, extraction may be unavoidable in some cases. That’s why we offer tooth extraction Perth residents can trust when one needs to be removed.

It is best to attend regular dental checkups to allow your dentist to evaluate your situation and monitor your teeth to determine if a tooth extraction is necessary.

What is the Tooth Extraction Cost Perth Residents Might Pay?

The cost of tooth extraction can differ based on the type of procedure.

For a basic procedure, the estimated price ranges from $120 to $200 for each tooth. 

If the extraction is more complicated and requires surgical intervention, the cost increases, averaging between $285 and $400 per tooth.

For an accurate quote, enquire with our specialists today.

Reasons Why Teeth Are Extracted

Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime.

However, teeth may be extracted due to dental complications or in order to prevent further problems. A painful, impacted wisdom tooth or an infected tooth may cause serious issues that need to be treated through extraction.

Teeth are extracted for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • If a tooth is badly decayed or damaged
  • If the patient has gum disease
  • To prevent further complications
  • If a tooth is badly infected
  • To improve appearance (as part of orthodontic treatment)
  • If teeth have no function
  • Damage injury to the mouth and/or surrounding teeth
  • Baby teeth that do not fall out in time for adult teeth to erupt
  • To make room for a fake tooth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth (a common cause for tooth extraction)
  • Swollen, irritated, bleeding, or red gums
  • Overcrowding of other teeth

  • Jaw pain

Benefits of Teeth Extraction

While we always strive to prioritise tooth retention, some instances require tooth removal.

Through each step of the process, we’ll keep you fully informed and answer any questions you have.
Teeth extraction offers a variety of benefits.

  • Treat severe gum disease

  • Get rid of the underlying problem rather than just treating symptoms

  • Prevent further dental complications

  • Clear infection and prevent the spread of infection

  • Improve overall appearance

  • Restore function

  • Heal irritated, red, bleeding, or swollen gums

  • Eliminate jaw pain or swelling

  • Allow adequate space for surrounding teeth

  • Protect surrounding teeth from damage

  • Prevent the spread of tooth decay to other teeth (or even surrounding tissue and bone) that can lead to the loss of other teeth

  • Relieve mouth pain

Tooth Extraction FAQs

What is the recovery process like after tooth extraction?

  • Avoid solid foods for one or two weeks
  • Wear an ice pack bandage on your jaw as needed for the first few days
  • Not be alarmed if you notice some bruising around your jawline or a bit of swelling
  • Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, partaking in strenuous physical activity, or drinking hot liquids for at least 24 hours
  • Contact your dentist immediately if you experience intense pain or swelling
  • As always, do not hesitate to contact us with questions

Does tooth extraction require an overnight stay?

No, tooth removal does not require an overnight stay.

Can I prevent tooth extraction?

The best treatment is always prevention. Regular dental checkups and a good oral hygiene routine go a long way in preventing oral health complications that require tooth extraction. However, some scenarios are unavoidable and require tooth extraction.

How long does tooth removal take?

The length of the tooth removal process varies depending on the situation, but the process typically takes 20 minutes or less.

What are tooth extractions?

Tooth extractions involve the removal of one or several teeth to protect surrounding teeth, relieve pain, and support overall oral health.​

Most tooth extraction procedures can be done in the regular dental chair and offer a variety of benefits.

While tooth extraction may sound frightening, we ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible by answering all of your questions, letting you know exactly what to expect, and providing a detailed after-care plan.

In cases of severe dental anxiety, we would be happy to discuss the use of a sedative with you. During the tooth removal process, most patients report feeling some degree of pressure during removal but no pain.