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Low cost tooth extractions

$99 fixed price simple tooth extractions Sydney

Affordable tooth extraction Sydney

When tooth decay has developed further, or subsequent holes (cavities) have appeared, restorative treatments, such as fillings and crowns, are usually the first alternative. If decay is left unattended and hits the nerve, an infection may happen, and the dentist will need to perform a root canal treatment to save the tooth. The infection must be identified and treated on time as it could cause more pain, spread to other teeth and could lead to weakening or loss of bones and gums over time.

Usually, tooth extraction is the last resort of the dentist and is performed when there are no more options to save the tooth: when there is advanced decay, excessive damage due to trauma, infection or risk of one, or a crowded mouth. It may also be considered if the treatment to restore the tooth is much more expensive than extraction.

The number of roots, size and location of the tooth are factors that will determine the difficulty of the treatment. Although it is a simple and routine treatment for our dentists, in Dental 99, we understand you may feel nervous and apprehensive about having a tooth pulled. That is why we will make you feel comfortable and support you every step in the process. Likewise, our dentist will talk to you before treatment to explain the procedure because having this information in advance often helps patients reduce stress.

The last thing you need to worry about is the tooth extraction cost, so we guarantee a fixed tooth extraction price of only $99 per simple tooth extraction.

Different types of tooth extractions

  • Simple extraction

    It is the removal of a tooth that can be easily accessed with dental instruments, has a single and straight root shape and/or is visible above the gum line. It does not require surgical techniques such as cutting the gums, removing some of the bone and/or cutting the tooth into pieces.
    In most cases, patients experience fewer side effects than in surgical extractions.

  • Surgical extraction

    If the dentist cannot easily access a tooth, the tooth is buried in the bone, or if a tooth fractures below the gum line, you will probably need a tooth extraction surgical procedure to remove the tooth. The dentist will need to make an incision to access the tooth: this may include fragmenting the tooth into more than one piece, cutting the gum tissue and/or removing part of the bone.

    If needed, our dentists will determine if we can do wisdom teeth removal. Usually, we can remove them if they are not buried under the gum and / or do not require surgical removal.

    We may be able to extract the upper wisdom teeth, but removing the lower wisdom teeth tends to be a more complex procedure and will need to be performed by specialists in this procedure.

Tooth extraction procedure

Thanks to our Dental 99 mobile application, dentists can consult your medical history and your prior appointments with us in advance, so they will understand your requirements and thus we can provide personalised care.

On the day of the appointment, you may need a digital X-ray, which is included in your $99 treatment, that will help our dental professionals establish if the removal is simple or if you require surgery. Besides, they will carry out a detailed review of the shape and state of the tooth. If they determine that the extraction is more complex, we will give you a $99 credit for use in another treatment or a $99 refund.

In a simple dental teeth extraction, the dentist begins by numbing the area of the tooth. Then, using an instrument called an elevator, then loosen the tooth and, lastly, remove it with forceps. Bleeding is very common and, in general, patients can feel the pressure, but no pain.

What to do after a tooth extraction?

At the end of the procedure, the dentist will give you detailed instructions for aftercare and cleaning. You can also find these recommendations in the Dental 99 mobile app, and you can access them at any time.

Tooth extraction healing time depends on each patient and other factors, such as the type of procedure, size of the tooth and cause of the extraction. The recovery time for a simple extraction and smaller teeth tends to be faster because there are fewer roots involved; however, a wisdom tooth usually takes longer to heal.

There are things you can do to make sure you feel better and heal faster:

  • After the procedure, you should place sterile gauze over the cavity and bite it for at least 20 minutes to stop the bleeding. 
  • The dentist may recommend pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications. 
  • If you are experiencing inflammation, you can use a cold cloth or an ice pack. But it should disappear two weeks after the procedure. If the swelling doesn’t go away or you are experiencing persistent pain or bleeding, you should contact your dentist.
  • Avoid talking, eating and drinking in the first two hours after the procedure. Then, drink cold liquids that will also help stop bleeding. 
  • Do not brush your teeth and avoid using mouthwash in the first 12 hours. Following this, avoid flossing and brushing the area around the place where the tooth was.
  • In the first days, follow a soft diet and chew food on the opposite side of the extraction. 
  • Do not smoke or use straws.

There are different options to fill the space of the extracted tooth, such as a bone substitute or an implant. This is not something we do in Dental 99.

Complications after tooth extraction

Following the extraction, a blood clot is formed to control the bleeding and protect the nerves and bones underneath. If this clot does not form, if it moves, or if it dissolves before the wound heals, the bone could be exposed, and you may get dry socket. If you develop this dental condition, you are likely to experience bad breath, and severe pain, not only in the cavity but it may spread to the jaw, ear, eyes or neck. 

The stages of tooth extraction healing depend on the protection you provide to the open socket, so make sure it stays in place and avoid disturbing it. This socket has three recovery phases: firstly, the gum becomes inflamed, and the clot is formed. Within the first week after the removal, the new tissue begins to form and replace the clot; secondly, the wound starts to close; and lastly, there is a stage of maturation where new structures and connective tissues populate the healing area.

This is one of the most frequent complications, and at Dental 99, we offer a Toothache Remedy and Teeth Pain Management to relieve the tooth extraction pain.

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