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Tooth Extractions

Removing Problematic Teeth to Save Your Smile

At North York Dental, we understand the impact that a healthy smile has on your livelihood; and sometimes, a tooth needs to be removed in order to keep things on track! We’re thrilled to offer in-house tooth extractions in a quick manner and comfortable setting. We’re also proud to offer wisdom tooth extractions. Continue reading below to learn a little more about tooth extractions in North York and what you can expect both during and after the procedure, or feel free to give us a call to request additional information or to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose North York Dental for Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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Tooth extraction is never something that’s recommended lightly; after all, your natural teeth are quite important and arguably the best tools at your disposal for biting and chewing. If there’s even the slightest chance that the tooth in question can be salvaged, we’ll likely recommend a restorative treatment such as root canal therapy or a dental crown.

But in some cases, the procedure is deemed essential in order to protect your oral health. Tooth extraction is usually necessary to address the following issues:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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There are two primary methods for extracting a tooth: simple extraction and surgical extraction. In situations when a tooth that needs to be removed has fully emerged above the gumline, simple extraction is utilized. We’ll numb your mouth and gently grasp the tooth with a special pair of forceps before gently rocking it back and forth until it naturally separates from your gum tissue.

For teeth that haven’t fully erupted, surgical extraction is the better option. This involves making a small incision in the gums to gain access to more of the tooth, before it’s removed (often in separate pieces to minimize bone loss). The only way for us to determine which method of extraction is appropriate is for you to visit us for a consultation; together, we can plan out every detail of your treatment to ensure your total comfort and ultimate recovery.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

a patient recovering after their tooth extraction in North York

Our team will provide you with a detailed list of post-op instructions, but some basic aftercare tips to take into consideration include:

It’s not uncommon to experience some light bleeding, swelling, or general discomfort as you recuperate from your tooth extractions in North York. If your symptoms persist for a few days after your procedure, contact us right away; it might be the sign of a complication!

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