Sometimes a tooth is damaged beyond repair and an extraction is the best way to get you out of pain. We offer two types of extractions at Floss Family Dental – a simple extraction and a surgical extraction.

In simple extractions, the tooth and gums will be numbed (using local anaesthetic) to minimise discomfort, before the tooth is loosened with an instrument called an elevator and extracted.

Teeth that require a surgical extraction are often very badly broken down. In these cases, the tooth and gums will be numbed (using local anaesthetic) and a small incision in your gums made. Depending on the circumstance, bone may need to be removed, or the tooth may need to be cut in half, to allow it to be extracted.

If you require a tooth extraction, our dentists will provide personalised guidance and advice about the best option for you.