Maintaining natural teeth for life is always the intention but sometimes, extractions are the safest and most effective way to avoid pain or further damage to the teeth and gums.
Your dentist will try their best to save the tooth that has been broken or damaged with a filling, crown, or other treatment. However, there are times when the damage is beyond repair. If this is the case, the tooth needs to be extracted. An X-ray of the area will be taken to help plan the best way to remove the tooth. During the procedure, you can expect to feel pressure, but little to no discomfort. Upon completion, your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on what to do and expect after surgery.
At Art of Dentistry, we offer simple and surgical tooth extractions in Toronto to help you with your specific needs.
Simple Tooth Extractions: A simple tooth extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible above the gum line. Your dentist will use a special instrument to loosen the affected tooth and slowly and gently lift it out of your mouth. Most simple extractions can be done using a local anesthetic.
Surgical Tooth Extractions: For teeth that are damaged beyond repair or teeth such as wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted from the gum line, surgical tooth extraction is often needed. Your dentist will create an incision in your gums to reach the affected tooth and remove it. Typically, the area will need to be sutured to help with healing. Again, this procedure can be done with a local anesthetic, but we are happy to provide stronger options if desired. Comfort is our top priority.
After your tooth has been extracted, if not replaced with a dental implant, the bone will start to recess after 6 months. Visit our Dental Implant page for more information.
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