BUSINESS HOURS

MONDAY TO THURSDAY : 9AM – 9PM

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY : 9AM – 6PM

SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS : CLOSED

TEETH@Tiong Bahru Neighborhood Dental Clinic logo
CONTACT US

+65 6271 0818

INFO@TEETHATTIONGBAHRU.COM

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

TEETH@Tiong Bahru Neighborhood Dental Clinic logo
BUSINESS HOURS

MONDAY TO THURSDAY : 9AM – 9PM

FRIDAY TO SATURDAY : 9AM – 6PM

SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS : CLOSED

CONTACT US

+65 6271 0818

INFO@TEETHATTIONGBAHRU.COM

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

SERVICES

OUR DENTISTS

ABOUT US

TOPICS & FAQS

BOOK NOW

Paediatric Extractions

Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile for eating, or for orthodontic treatment.

The Benefits

Extraction for orthodontic treatment allows the orthodontist to create sufficient space in your child’s mouth to align their teeth. It allows for a much more favourable orthodontic outcome.

Extraction due to poor dental prognosis is usually only carried out if all other options have been considered or tried. Under such circumstances, the main benefit will be removal of a source of pain and/or infection. In the case of mobile teeth, the extraction is done to help your child eat without discomfort, and in some cases to remove an obstruction from the path of the newly erupting adult tooth.

The Process

Extractions are done under local anaesthetic. This is numbing for just the tooth or area in question. Our clinic always applies a surface numbing gel before giving the local anaesthetic injection, to give almost pain free analgesia.

In very specific circumstances with mobile primary teeth, the surface numbing may be sufficient. We always avoid doing any more than absolutely necessary in young children, to help ensure their cooperation throughout the procedure.

If you have any concerns regarding analgesia, please do let us know so that we can make the experience as anxiety free as possible.

Once your child is numb, our dentist will gently apply pressure to the tooth from various sides to make it increasingly mobile. When it is quite loose within its socket, forceps are used to help deliver the tooth. This is usually achieved with the tooth intact, but if the tooth is very decayed, it may have to be taken out in pieces.

Once all of the tooth is out, the extraction site is checked, and a pack is placed to stop the bleeding. You will be given instructions in how to take care of the site to optimise healing. We will also prescribe some mouthwash and painkillers for your child.

The Cost

The cost of this treatment will depend on many factors. The fee range for a non-surgical extraction of primary teeth is $64.20 – $96.30. We always encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your child’s particular needs and treatment costs.

Get in Touch with Us Today

Here at TEETH @ Tiong Bahru we are always looking for ways to make your experience more pleasurable. Get in contact to book an appointment, to give us feedback or just to say hello and tell us how you are doing.

7 + 10 =

Connect with Us on Social Media

Paediatric Dentistry Services

Children's Dental Examinations

The most important part of our dental examination for children, especially for a first visit, is acclimatisation. The goal for this first visit is to make each child comfortable in the dental environment and to do only as much as the child can handle.

Dental Fillings

Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. We no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.

Orthodontic Solutions

When teeth are crowded, or poorly aligned, orthodontic treatment can help to give your child ‘straight teeth’.

Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatment is the process of removing and infected nerve while saving the tooth. It is not a treatment that is frequently needed in children, but is available should the need arise.

Routine Maintenance

In children routine maintenance involves reinforcing good oral hygiene and dietary habits, and scaling & polishing.

Tooth Extractions

Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile for eating, or for orthodontic treatment.