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Tooth Extraction

Fast and painless tooth extraction

Whether you need a tooth extracted because it’s damaged, or in preparation for another dental service… Our expert dentists at Perfect Smile use the latest technologies to make tooth extraction a successful and painless process.

Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extractions are generally a last resort, but these are some of the instances where extractions may be necessary:

If a tooth is severely decayed or infected (this is to prevent the spread of infection)

To prepare for Orthodontic or Cosmetic Treatment, Dental Implants, Wisdom Tooth Removal, Emergency Dental Work.

Continuing to practice good oral hygiene can help prevent the need for extractions in the first place. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular general dentistry and check-up and clean treatments, can keep your teeth healthy and strong.

If you are anxious about seeing the dentist we can help! Ask us about nitrous oxide (laughing gas) treatment.

Perfect Smile Dentists

Our dentists are passionate about bringing the best dental experience to Adelaide. 

That is why we’ve has assembled a friendly and professional team that shares a passion for patient-centered dentistry.

Perfect Smile Dentists

Our dentists are passionate about bringing the best dental experience to Adelaide. 

That is why we’ve assembled a friendly and professional team that shares a passion for patient-centered dentistry.

Dr Jamie Jackson


Dr Jamie Jackson is an Adelaide University Dental graduate. With over 20 years experience working in the health care industry, he has enjoyed the privilege of providing ongoing care to both individuals and families.

Dr Asad Amad


Dr Asad Amad completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Adelaide and has been living in South Australia for 10 years now. He has a keen interest in cosmetic as well as rehabilatative dentistry. Working in demographics with a variety of dental needs has made him adept at minor oral surgery including wisdom tooth removal.

Dr Kate Chen


Dr Kate grew up in Sydney but calls Adelaide her home after graduating from the University of Adelaide. She has had over 10 years of dental experience, including practice managing and oral health therapy before her Bachelor of Dental Science. She has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, including clear aligner therapy as well as fixed braces.

Why choose Perfect Smile ?

Expert, Friendly Team

With years of experience in dentistry procedures, our friendly staff will be with you through each stage of your treatment.

Convenient Location

We are conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD at 50 Hutt St, with 2 hours free parking nearby. Check our contact page on how to find us.

Innovative Technology

We have the latest dental and procedures for shorter treatment times and the best outcomes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you need a tooth to be removed, your dentist will usually give you a local anaesthetic to numb your mouth so you don’t feel pain. Your dentist will then use a special tool to loosen the tooth in the gum. Once the tooth is loose, they will remove it with forceps.

If your tooth extraction is more complicated, you might be offered twilight sedation with our visiting anaesthetist.

After your tooth has been removed, your dentist will ensure the site is clean and may place a suture to aid healing. 

You might have some bleeding and if so, the dentist will usually ask you to bite down on a piece of gauze to stop the bleeding.

Once the anaesthetic wears off, you may experience some pain. Your dentist might write you a prescription for pain relief medicine or recommend an over-the-counter medicine.

Following the extraction your dentist will provide some post operative instructions to help recovery. These may include soft food, salt water mouthrinse, rest and avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol. As your mouth will be numb avoid biting your lip and hot foods and drinks.

Usually, the wound will take 1 or 2 weeks to heal. However, contact your dentist if you have:

  • ongoing severe pain — this may be caused by a complication called dry socket
  • excessive bleeding
  • a fever

This will depend on your situation. Once the dentist has assessed your tooth they will explain any alternatives and their pros and cons.

If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted, but you choose to leave it untreated, there can be several negative consequences. Some of them are:

  1. Pain and Discomfort: If a tooth is infected, decayed or damaged, it can cause persistent pain and discomfort.
  2. Spread of Infection: If a tooth is infected, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and even the jaw, leading to more serious issues.
  3. Damage to Adjacent Teeth: If a damaged tooth is not removed, it can damage surrounding teeth, leading to more dental problems.
  4. Abscess Formation: If a tooth is not extracted, the infection can spread to the roots and form an abscess, causing severe pain and swelling.
  5. Impact on Oral Health: A damaged or infected tooth can impact the overall health of the mouth and lead to more serious dental problems.

It is important to see a dentist regularly and address any dental problems as soon as possible to avoid these consequences.

The cost of a tooth extraction varies and depends on several factors such as the type of extraction (simple or surgical), the patient’s insurance coverage, and the complexity of the procedure.

You dentist will clearly explain all expected costs to you at your first visit. 

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