Dental Services

Tooth Extractions

Removing a tooth from your mouth.

Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from your mouth. Depending on your condition, it could also involve removing more teeth from your mouth. There are many reasons for the extraction of a tooth. Some of the common reasons are progressive gum disease, decay of your tooth, broken tooth, crowded teeth and issues with your wisdom teeth.

Experts for Tooth Extractions Treatment in Christchurch NZ

Our dentists come across many situations where patients are hesitant to have their teeth extracted. Depending on your case, alternative treatments could be available. If your tooth issue is identified early enough, your dentist will recommend a root canal treatment instead of an extraction. Whatever the underlying condition, it pays to visit your dentist early for an early diagnosis and a treatment plan.


  • At least 2 appointments
  • At the first consultation visit your dentist will examine your teeth
  • Further appointments may be needed if you have any problems or issues with your extraction
How long it takes
  • The consultation will usually take around 30 minutes
  • The extraction will usually take around 30 to 60 minutes
Before your appointment

For the consultation, you won’t need any special preparation, but you should have knowledge to hand about your dental and medical history.

Before surgery with intravenous or IV sedation, you should:

  • Take the pre-operative medication at the time prescribed
  • Have someone accompany you and drive you to your appointment
  • Follow the pre-sedation fasting protocol given to you by your dentist
  • Wear something warm and comfortable with loose sleeves
After your appointment

If you have had any wisdom teeth extraction procedures done:

  • Use ice packs as much as possible to prevent swelling during the first 48 hours
  • Do not rinse your mouth out on the day of the surgery as it will cause bleeding
  • Do not smoke for as long as possible after surgery
  • Be careful with hot food and drinks
  • Eat a soft food diet
  • On the day after the removal, rinse three times a day after meals with warm, salty water
  • Use Savacol mouthwash for the following day, morning and night

If you’ve had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:

  • Be accompanied home
  • Rest for around 2 to 4 hours following surgery
  • Not drive or operate machinery until the following day


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