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Painless, safe tooth extractions to prevent future infection and decay.
Simply put, a tooth extraction is when the dentist removes your tooth. They do so carefully to minimize pain, minimize the chances for infection and to make sure there is no other damage.
Before extraction, the dentists at Simcoe Smile Dental always try to save the tooth first. This can be done with a root canal, some filling, a crown and other advanced dental technology.
Having your tooth removed in Oshawa is not taken lightly and is usually a last resort. However, sometimes patients request it to alleviate long term discomfort. Here are the top reasons why you would need your teeth extracted.
Over time, bacteria release acid that eats away at the protective shell of your tooth, called the enamel. If the hole that is created gets too deep, it can cause an infection that may result in a tooth removal.
If a tooth is broken, sometimes the pieces aren’t all there or they are just fractured sitting there. Leaving a broken tooth can result in the pieces pushing against nerves in the tooth or gums and also exposing the inside of the tooth to bacteria and infection.
When adult teeth grow, sometimes there are mistakes under the gum line. Some teeth can grow in sideways, crooked, push against other teeth or bunch together. This can lead to infection, crooked teeth and pain and extractions can alleviate those conditions. Usually, this is due to wisdom teeth and we offer wisdom tooth removal in that case.
Over time, harmful plaque can build up on your teeth causing gum disease. Your gums get puffy and red and if it gets worse, it becomes periodontitis which is severe gum disease. This leads to reduction in the gum line and jaw bone loss, which leads to infection that can travel to other parts of your body and tooth loss. Removal of teeth is not a certain thing even at this point, and we try everyway we can to save the tooth.
Occasionally, a patient may request teeth extractions. Usually, it’s when there is chronic discomfort and the patient is not happy with the appearance of their gums and teeth and want another solution such as implants, bridges or dentures.
A tooth extraction appointment can take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour. The time it takes depends on whether it’s a simple or surgical extraction.
Wait about an hour after your tooth extraction before you start to eat anything. Make sure you remove the gauze pad first.
During the first 24 hours after your extraction, only eat soft foods such as soups, well cooked pastas, rice etc. Stay away from anything crunchy, hard, gummy or sticky.
There might be some pain and discomfort for a few days after the surgical extraction. We would prescribe you painkillers to help with that.
You can also use Ibuprofen and a cold pack to help the swelling if you haven’t been prescribed pain killers.
After a few days, if the pain hasn’t diminished, call us immediately.
One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. Our oral surgeon will use artificial teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. You will be put under local anesthetic while the oral surgeon places the implant and you’ll wake up with a new smile!
Wisdom tooth emergence can cause pain and disrupt your existing molars. Our oral surgeons have the expertise to ensure your wisdom tooth removal process is as painless as possible through sedation dentistry. We will also provide follow-up care to ensure the wisdom tooth removal and recovery has been successful.
When a tooth breaks or tooth pain becomes unbearable you may require urgent dental care. Simcoe Smile Dental offers emergency dental services for broken, chipped or dislodged teeth, crowns or fillings, persistent gum bleeding and toothaches. Our knowledgeable dentists are able to accommodate any dental emergencies promptly.