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Tooth Extraction in Noosa

painful jawAt Morton Dental, we understand that maintaining a healthy smile is important to you. While our goal is always to preserve your natural teeth, there are instances when a tooth extraction becomes necessary. We want to provide you with the information you need to understand the reasons for extractions, what to expect during the procedure, and how to care for your mouth afterwards.

What Are Some Common Reasons for Needing a Tooth Extraction?

  • Tooth Decay: In cases where advanced tooth decay cannot be effectively treated with a filling or root canal, extraction may be required.
  • Gum Disease: Periodontitis, which is severe gum disease, can lead to tooth mobility and bone loss, requiring the removal of affected teeth.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Also known as the third molars, wisdom teeth often become impacted or cause crowding, making extraction necessary.
  • Dental Trauma: Teeth damaged as a result of accidents, sports injuries, or other traumatic events may require removal.
  • Crowding: In orthodontic cases, overcrowded teeth may require extraction to create space for correct alignment.
  • Infection or Abscess: A severe tooth infection or abscess that cannot be managed with antibiotics and root canal therapy may require removal.
  • Supernumerary Teeth: Extra teeth that develop, known as supernumerary teeth, can cause issues and may require extraction.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: In certain cases, teeth may need to be removed to improve the outcome of orthodontic treatment.

What to Expect

When you visit us, our experienced team will conduct a thorough examination and review X-rays to determine if an extraction is necessary. We prioritise exploring all possible alternatives, such as crowns, fillings, or other treatments, before proceeding with an extraction.

If it is determined that an extraction is needed, we will administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. This ensures that you feel comfortable during the procedure.

After the extraction, it is crucial to allow your blood to clot and start the healing process in the empty socket. To facilitate this, we will place gauze in the area to promote healing.

Home Care Measures

Proper care of the extraction site is essential for optimal recovery and to minimise any discomfort. We recommend taking over-the-counter pain medications as directed, which may alleviate tenderness in the days after the procedure. We advise taking these medications before the anaesthesia wears off to prevent severe pain.

If you notice any swelling in the extraction site, using ice packs could help decrease it.

Schedule an Appointment

If you suspect you may require a tooth extraction, we encourage you to contact Morton Dental today to schedule an appointment.


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

Tooth Extraction Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville, QLD | (07) 5455 3577