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Panorama Dental Care

Tooth Extractions in Kanata

everything you need to know about your tooth extraction

Why Do I Need An Extraction?

Extractions may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including:

 

Decay or infection: If a tooth is decayed or infected and cannot be repaired with a filling or other restoration, an extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

 

Crowding: If a tooth is overcrowded or blocking other teeth from coming in properly, an extraction may be necessary to create space for the other teeth to align properly.

 

Impacted teeth: If a tooth is impacted, meaning it is unable to fully emerge from the gum line, an extraction may be necessary to prevent future problems such as infection or damage to other teeth. Wisdom teeth can commonly be impacted.

 

 

Does It Hurt To Get A Tooth Removed?

Before the procedure, Dr. Hawley or Dr. Saray will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. This will help to diminish pain and discomfort during the procedure.

 

In some cases, a general anesthetic may be used, which will put the patient to sleep during the procedure. This may be necessary for individuals who experience severe dental anxiety.

 

The extraction procedure typically involves the use of special instruments to loosen the tooth from its socket and then remove it. It is done gently, without pain and without damage to neighbouring teeth and tissues. Contrary to what is seen in TV Shows and movies, the dentist will not be placing his or her knee on your chest and yanking.

Simple and easy extraction
emergency dental extraction

What To Do After the Tooth Is Extracted?

Immediately after the extraction, the dentist will place gauze over the socket to control bleeding. The most important thing to do after the extraction is be extra gentle and careful with the area. Healing typically takes at least a few weeks to occur.

At some point in the process, the dentist will discuss what to do with the space left after the extraction. The options include an implants,  dentures, a bridge, orthodontics, and also leaving the space open.