Tooth Extractions

Sometimes a tooth needs to be removed. We aim to make your dental extraction as comfortable as possible

While it is unfortunate, sometimes a tooth becomes broken or damaged by decay, and is beyond repair. When this happens, the tooth will need to be removed. There are many reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted. These may include the following:

  • If you have a damaged or decayed tooth that cannot be saved
  • If you have extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from coming in
  • If baby teeth do not fall out in time for permanent teeth to come in
  • If your wisdom teeth need to be removed
  • If you are receiving braces and need to create more room in the mouth

While nobody wants to have their tooth removed, sometimes it is necessary to ensure a healthy and happy you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tooth extraction process, do not hesitate to ask us questions- we want you to be as comfortable as possible during your procedure.

What to Expect

When it comes to dental extractions, there are two types: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction.

Simple Extraction- A simple extraction is performed when a tooth is visible in the mouth. During this procedure with minimum instrumentation, the dentist is able to remove the tooth with the least amount of trauma to the area.

Surgical Extraction- Surgical extractions require more complex instrumentation to safely remove the tooth and can involve sutures to help the area heal.

Following your dental extraction ice packs can be used to reduce swelling. It is advised that you eat soft and cool foods for a few days, and avoid smoking and using a straw, as these actions could result in a dry socket.