Tooth Extractions in Whitby, ON
At DSV Dental – Brooklin Village, we’re committed to finding solutions that work for our patients. When you come to us, you can be confident that we’ll explore all treatment options and contrast them with your needs, to find one that works best for you. While we usually prefer to repair and restore, there are instances when removal may be the best treatment route.
We know that a great number of patients are apprehensive when it comes to dental extractions. For this reason, we take the time to carefully inform you of everything involved in the tooth removal process. This way, you can feel empowered and sure of what to expect. We also use anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. If you’re looking for a family-friendly dental office that offers painless Wisdom Tooth extractions near you in Whitby, ON, get in touch with DSV Dental – Brooklin Village today.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Our dentist in Whitby, ON may recommend tooth removal in any of the below scenarios:
- You have a damaged tooth that cannot be restored via tooth fillings or root canal therapy.
- You have crowded teeth and need to remove some to make room before orthodontic treatment.
- You have a primary tooth that’s in the way of an erupting permanent tooth.
- You have impacted wisdom teeth.
- You’re about to undergo major treatment such as chemotherapy or organ transplant and have a tooth that poses a risk for infection.
- You have loose teeth.
Simple and Surgical Extractions
Our dentist near you performs two types of extractions—simple and surgical. Simple extractions are more common and involve the removal of a visible and easily accessible tooth. The dentist begins by administering anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding areas. Then the dentist uses a dental elevator to loosen the tooth and finally grabs and pulls it out of the socket using a pair of forceps. The dentist concludes the extraction process by placing a gauze pad at the extraction site to prevent excessive bleeding.
Surgical extractions near you are more complex and are often reserved for teeth that are more difficult to access, e.g., impacted wisdom teeth. To perform a surgical extraction, the dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue and sometimes cuts through bone to access a trapped tooth. Surgical extractions may require local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the patient’s needs.
Do you have a problematic tooth that’s causing you sleepless nights? Reach out to DSV Dental – Brooklin Village today to find out if dental extraction is suitable for you.
No, teeth extractions do not hurt. This is because the teeth and in turn the nerves that transmit pain signals will be completely numb, or anesthetized. You will, however, experience the sensation of pressure.
Your body will need time to heal after tooth extraction. It is important that you rest for at least 24 hours and avoid strenuous activity for at least 48 hours after the procedure.
Although smoking is never recommended, it is very strongly suggested that patients hold off from smoking for at least 72 hours or three days. This healing time will allow blood clots in the empty socket to form and start the healing process reasonably quickly and it will be harder to disrupt this process after three days.
Dental insurance can help you cover a portion or the entire cost of a tooth extraction. One of friendly front desk staff member can reach out to your respective insurance company and find out exactly what percentage of the cost they will cover.