Tooth Extraction and Post-Operative Care

Thinking of getting your tooth extracted?

Auckland family dental believes in preventive dentistry to minimize dental complications later in life.

Taking care of your oral health means better health and general well-being.

For broken, infected, crowded or badly decayed teeth, our dentists offer pain-free and quick extractions.

Our team will always strive to restore your natural teeth with options such as fillings, crowns and more; however, in the case that other options are not suitable an extraction may be necessary.

When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction becomes essential when a tooth is:

  • damaged
  • decayed
  • poses a threat to your oral health.

We evaluate your dental condition carefully to determine if extraction is the best course of action. Common reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • severe decay
  • infection
  • crowding
  • removal of impacted wisdom teeth.

Our dentists will carefully assess whether removal is necessary for your oral health.

In cases where extraction is recommended, you can explore replacement options, such as dental bridges or dental implants, to restore your smile's appearance and functionality.

Exploring Tooth-Saving Options and Tooth Extraction NZ

If you're concerned about preserving your natural teeth, it's essential to understand your options.

Your dentist will assess the condition of your tooth and recommend the most suitable treatment, which may include:


If your natural tooth is salvageable, a dental filling may be the recommended solution. This involves repairing the tooth by filling cavities or damaged areas with appropriate materials, restoring its integrity and function.

Dental Crown

In cases where your tooth needs more extensive restoration or has suffered significant damage, a dental crown may be advised. A crown covers the entire tooth, providing protection, strength, and cosmetic improvement.

Root Canal Treatment

When the pulp inside your tooth is infected or damaged, a root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp, disinfecting the root canal, and sealing it to prevent further issues.

Tooth Extraction Reminders

Before Your Appointment

When preparing for your dental consultation at Auckland Family Dental, there's no need for any specific preparation. However, it's essential to have your dental and medical history readily available for a thorough assessment.

For procedures involving intravenous (IV) sedation, please follow these steps:

Take Pre-operative Medication: Ensure you take any pre-operative medication as prescribed by your dentist.
Accompanying Person: Have a trusted companion accompany you to the appointment and arrange for transportation to and from the clinic.
Fasting Protocol: Adhere to the pre-sedation fasting protocol provided by your dentist. This is crucial to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the sedation.
Comfortable Attire: Wear something warm and comfortable with loose sleeves to enhance your comfort during and after the procedure.

After Your Appointment

For patients who have undergone a wisdom teeth extraction procedure, here are some important post-operative care instructions:
Ice Packs: Use ice packs as much as possible during the initial 48 hours after surgery to reduce swelling.
Mouth Rinsing: Avoid rinsing your mouth on the day of the surgery, as it may lead to bleeding.
Smoking: It's crucial to refrain from smoking for as long as possible after surgery to promote proper healing.
Hot Food and Drinks: Be cautious when consuming hot food and beverages to prevent any discomfort.
Soft Food Diet: Stick to a soft food diet during the initial days following the extraction to avoid any irritation.
Rinsing: On the day following the removal, rinse your mouth three times a day after meals with warm, salty water to maintain oral hygiene.

Payment Plans

Explore your payment plan options below or reach out to our friendly team for more information. We also have received 5-star reviews on Google, which is a testament to our quality service.

Interest-Free Payment Plan Options:

  • Q Card or Q Mastercard: Ideal for treatments over $500, offering 18 months of interest-free payments. This allows you to receive the necessary treatment without an immediate financial burden.

  • Zip Interest-Free: If your treatment costs are under $800, Zip is an excellent choice. You can spread the cost over 4 fortnightly payments with no interest or additional fees.

  • WINZ Support: For those with limited income or receiving benefits, Work and Income (WINZ) can provide financial support for dental treatment. We offer quotes for you to take to WINZ, and once your treatment cost is covered, we can begin the treatment, typically within 2-3 days.

Don't let financial worries hold you back from maintaining your oral health.

Replacing Missing Teeth After Tooth Removal

If you undergo a tooth extraction, you don't have to live with a gap in your smile. You can explore replacement options, such as:

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a custom-made prosthetic that fills the gap left by the extracted tooth. It is anchored to adjacent teeth, restoring both the appearance and functionality of your smile.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a durable and natural-looking solution. It involves placing an artificial tooth root into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. This not only restores your smile but also supports proper chewing and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.

Filling the gaps with artificial teeth not only serves a cosmetic purpose but also ensures you can enjoy the full function of your smile, including eating and speaking.

It's crucial to discuss your options with your dentist before any extraction, including tooth removal NZ, to make an informed decision about the best course of action for your oral health and overall well-being.

Contact one of our experienced dentists today to discuss your specific situation and explore the options available to save your natural teeth or replace missing ones.

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Patient Testimonials

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Shivaughn J.

Amazing service and really affordable rates! 

Welcoming team and their service is awesome! 
Made sure I was comfortable throughout my wisdom teeth removal procedure and called a couple of days later just to check on me. 

Would happily recommend!

A 5-star rating.

Terry D.

The entire experience I had with the team from booking through to consult was fantastic...

Have you ever been to the dentist and feel you aren't being given all the information you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed moving forward? I have. BUT this is a dental practice you can trust.

He walked me through the options step by step, risk assessing each and really helped me decide on what was best for me.

I cannot rate these guys enough... Incredible dental practice. Thanks very much!

A 5-star rating.

Jessica K.

I've finally found my forever dentist.

The staff are incredible (Dentist, Admin & Support), the clinic is itself is so welcoming and the level of care is second to none.

I will be recommending your practice to all.

Thank you so much for an incredible service.

A 5-star rating.