Dental Extractions

(Tooth Extraction)

Tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth is damaged beyond repair or when overcrowding affects dental health. Our experienced team provides safe and effective tooth extractions to improve oral health and prevent future complications.

What to do if I need tooth extraction?

At DentalPlus, our dentists can provide treatment for every type of extraction. Whether you need a a simple plucking of teeth or a surgical extractions, we can help. After diagnosing your teeth, the dentist will be able to tell you all of the available options, alleviate any pain if necessary, and provide you with the treatment that you need.

Will the tooth extraction be painful?

An injection (local anaesthetic) will be given to numb the tooth prior to the extraction. Numbing cream is also applied to the injection site to minimise the discomfort felt during the injection. Before commencing the actual tooth extraction, the dentist will ensure that the tooth is completely numb. Tooth extractions are typically painless. However, you will experience some firm and control pressure as the dentist gently loosens the tooth from its socket.

Some soreness may be experienced after the extraction but you can follow the instructions below to aid in the healing process.

Tooth Extraction Procedure in Singapore

1. Consultation

Our dentist will take an X-ray of the patient’s tooth to evaluate the curvature and angle of the tooth’s root.

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2. Extraction

Application of local anesthetic to numb the area, then the surgeon will begin the extraction. The tooth may be removed in several pieces.

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3. Post-extraction

The wound will be stitched up and a thick layer of gauze will be placed over the extracted area. The patient should bite on the gauze to absorb the blood and start the clotting process.

Is a lot of strength required for tooth extraction?

In a simple extraction, the dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps, and try to loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. Generally, if the correct technique is employed, minimal strength is required. On the contrary, if too much force is exerted, the chances of tooth breakage are high. Do not worry as you will be given an injection (local anaesthetic) to numb up the tooth so you will just experience some pressure being exerted.

Tooth Removal Aftercare

Controlling pain

The numbness from the local anaesthetic should wear off after a few hours. Please contact us if the numbness persists. We will also prescribe painkillers and anti-inflammation medication after the procedure.

Controlling swelling

Don’t worry, this is completely normal. Patients may experience mild facial swelling in the area of the extraction. To reduce the swelling, applying ice to the face may help.

Changing dental gauze

After the extraction, the gauze must remain in place for at least 20–30 minutes in order to exert pressure on the wound and stop bleeding. You should replace the gauze whenever it becomes soaked with blood. The bleeding will likely last for 1–2 hours after the extraction.

Avoiding agitating the extraction area

To ensure that the wound heals properly, pay careful attention to avoid agitating the wound by sucking or touching the extraction area with your tongue, using a straw, eating solid (especially crunchy) food, and drinking alcoholic beverages or using mouthwash containing alcohol. Patients are also advised against rinsing their mouths vigorously or smoking.

Eating

Remember to drink plenty of fluids and consume soft foods. We recommend chewing on the side opposite from the extraction site until the wound has fully healed.

Oral hygiene

Continue to brush and floss as per normal, but be careful not to agitate the extraction area. Following the surgery, we recommend rinsing with warm salt water (half a teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of water) every few hours.

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

DentalPlus Clinic is an AIA accredited clinic. Patients with AIA Dental coverage can enjoy treatment under AIA coverage.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

We are CPF Medisave accredited for dental surgery. Approved procedures include wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants and biopsy.

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CHAS

We also provide subsidized co-payment inclusive to outpatient dental services under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). 

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

We are a Baby Bonus approved institution. Funds from CDA accounts can be used for dental treatment of the child and their siblings.

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Jennet Haling
Jennet Haling
23/03/2024
The dentists in the clinic are the best. They make you at ease and deliver quality service. I’ve been a patient/ client in this clinic since 2016. Even I moved house far from the clinic, I still do book my all my dental appointments here.
Benson Lee
Benson Lee
22/03/2024
The dentist provide great advise and pre notified me of which tooth or teeth is decaying or required attention. Receptionist is fast and pre book next appointment fast.
Elyn Teoh
Elyn Teoh
08/03/2024
Overall have a good experience and treatment with Dentalplus. Friendly peoples :)
Rosita Edwards
Rosita Edwards
29/02/2024
I am very happy with my dental experience at Dental Plus Clinic at Telok Blangah. Dr Therese was very professional and always smiling so gave me confidence as I really am paranoid just listening to the machine. She will ask me how I feel and to show my hand if I am uncomfortable. Dr Therese will also tell me what she is going to do beforehand. I am pleased that I have indeed found a dental clinic to take care of me. I am also please that their front desk representative is very kind and gentle too.
David Sam
David Sam
26/02/2024
The dentist has been very attentive, informing every step she will take. She also prompted me to hand up if feel discomfort. Throughout scaling, she was gentle in treatment. Highly recommended as a dental servicing place.
Ong Junxiang
Ong Junxiang
22/02/2024
Dentist (Dr. Mabel) and assistant were professional, friendly and meticulous in their work. Receptionist was polite and prompt. Timely reminders were also given well before the actual appointment date. Rescheduling process was also smooth and convenient. 5/5 👍
Abdul Jalil
Abdul Jalil
20/02/2024
To put it simple and straight forward, DentalPlus, a dental clinic you will feel safe to go to. From welcoming to experience to professionalism, service. Calm and smiling reception, very welcoming. Greeting and readily listening Dental Practitioner. Understands and confirms issue, explains in a easy to understand term, asks before proceeding to next procedure. It takes away the patient's anxiety of the dental treatment. Very assuring, taking time to treat you in best way possible. Made me feel at ease. No time or money wasted here and very pleased with the care and treatment received. The premise is immaculate. Will highly recommend DentalPlus to anyone at the next opportunity.
Sarah Bupe
Sarah Bupe
18/02/2024
Went to the clinic last week. I was attended by Dr Mabel. Found the whole experience rather pleasant even though i was in pain with a toothache. Dr Mabel was very clear with her explanations and gentle with her procedures. For once, my phobia for dentists diminished . Would definitely be going back to Dentalplus for my regular check ups.

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