Tooth Fillings & Extractions

Tooth fillings and extractions

At Bite Dental, we will take care of all of your general dental needs with a high level of care and exceptional-quality work, including fillings and extractions when required.

We do everything we can to ensure your comfort and ease and will always go above and beyond to make the process as pain-free and stress-free as possible.

More about fillings

A dental filling involves inserting a filler into a decayed or damaged tooth, to restore its previous shape and function.

Signs you may need a filling

  • A dark spot or patch on your tooth
  • A previous filling has fallen out
  • General tooth pain or pain when chewing or biting
  • Sensitivity to cold, hot, or sugary foods.



Find some of the more common questions below and click to see an answer.

The lifespan of a tooth filling depends on several factors, including the type of filling material used, the size and location of the filling, and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Generally, tooth fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene, visit Bite Dental regularly for check-ups and cleanings, and address any issues with your fillings promptly to maximize their lifespan.

After a tooth extraction, it is recommended to eat soft, cool, and nutritious foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Some examples include yogurt, smoothies, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and soup. Avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, or chewy foods that can irritate the extraction site or get stuck in the socket. Additionally, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and carbonated beverages. Follow any specific post-operative instructions provided by your Bite Dental dentist to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Pain after a tooth extraction can vary from person to person, but typically, it should subside within a few days to a week. Initially, there may be some discomfort and swelling, but this can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. If you are experiencing severe or prolonged pain after a tooth extraction, you should contact your Bite Dental dentist for further evaluation.

It is best to stick to room temperature water for the first 24 hours after a tooth extraction. After that, you can start drinking other liquids such as clear broths, juices, and sports drinks. However, it is important to avoid using straws for at least a week as the suction can dislodge the blood clot and delay healing. Additionally, it is best to avoid alcoholic, carbonated, and hot beverages for at least the first 24 hours after the extraction as they can also disrupt healing. It’s always best to follow the specific instructions provided by your Bite Dental dentist.

Tooth Extraction

Sometimes a tooth cannot be saved and must be extracted to prevent other issues. At other times, a tooth extraction may be required to correct bite and jaw misalignment issues.

At Bite Dental, we focus on preventative measures to reduce the need for teeth to be extracted in the first place. However, when an extraction is required, we prioritise your comfort, ease and wellbeing.

We never rush our patients, treatments or appointments. We take the time to ensure you feel reassured, comfortable, at ease, and that all of your questions are answered. And we’ll go out of our way to provide the most stress-free experience possible.

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