Why do I need an extraction?
If decay has spread deep into the tooth, an infection has affected the tooth or surrounding bone or your mouth is overcrowded, a tooth extraction may be the best option for you.
Process of extraction
The dentist will numb the area and use dental tools to loosen and then extract the tooth. In some instances a stich may be used to close the wound.
It is imperative that you keep the wound clean to prevent infection. The dentist will provide with you instructions specific to your exact circumstances for effective aftercare, including pain management.
To make an appointment, simply call us on 1300 492 492 and select option 2. We operate a flexible appointment schedule and will accept urgent appointments; however, it may not be with your usual dentist. Should you require a translator or interpreter, please let us know and we will arrange a time convenient to book one for you.
Before attending your appointment, make sure you have your applicable health care and/or concession cards (e.g. Medicare Card, Department of Veterans' Affairs Card etc.) with you. If you have Private Health Insurance and are eligible for claims, please bring your Private Health Insurance Card with you as well.
If you need to cancel an appointment, we ask that you try and give 24 hours notice. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment may incur a cancellation fee. To cancel an appointment, simply call us on 1300 492 492.
Upon arrival at our IWC Health and Wellbeing Centre in Bundaberg, make your way to our Dental Practice reception, which is located on Ground Floor of Building 1. The Receptionist will check your contact and other details on each visit to assist in maintaining accurate records. Consultations usually take 30 minutes, however, longer appointments are available where required.
Our practice offers bulk-billing for Child Benefit Dental Services (CBDS) patients who meet certain criteria, and holders of Hospital Dental Vouchers supplied by Queensland Health. DVA cardholders are also accepted. Please check your eligibility with our staff before booking an appointment.
We also accept eligible Private Health Insurance claims. Our practice also accepts Afterpay.
For more information on consultation fees and other costs, please contact us.