Dental extractions on the Gold Coast and in Ballina

Extracting teeth is done—usually—as a last resort. Because keeping your teeth is the best thing for your oral health. Your tooth provides support to your jawbone, gums and surrounding teeth. However, due to infection, overcrowding or orthodontic treatment, extraction may be necessary.

Extracting teeth

Reasons a tooth may need to be extracted include:

  • Removing teeth to make space for permanent teeth coming through.
  • Extractions to optimise orthodontic treatment
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Extracting an infected tooth

If a tooth can’t be saved by root canal treatment, then one of our CDG dentists will recommend extraction. Tooth extraction is simply removing the tooth from the socket.

The simple version of this procedure involves anaesthetic and then pulling the tooth. If the tooth is too fragile –or too decayed—for this method, a more careful, surgical approach may be required.


Although extracting teeth is usually done only as a last resort, it may be necessary if a tooth has become infected and can’t be saved by means of a root canal treatment. In some cases, a tooth extraction may be recommended if it is necessary to make space in the mouth for permanent teeth that are coming through, or in cases where wisdom teeth have become impacted. Sometimes, an extraction may also optimise orthodontic treatment.

You will be given a local anaesthetic before the procedure begins, so you won’t feel any pain when the tooth is removed from the socket. Sometimes, the tooth may be too fragile or decayed for a simple extraction, in which case a surgical extraction will be recommended and the tooth may be removed in pieces.

To find out more, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.