It is a last resort treatment and is usually performed when other methods to save the natural tooth have failed.
After your tooth extraction is complete, The Newmarket Road Dental Clinic can provide you with a selection of excellent tooth replacement options to restore your smile.
Certain dental conditions may necessitate a tooth extraction, such as:
Before extracting your tooth, local anaesthesia will be applied to the affected area, so you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure.
During the extraction, your dentist will loosen the tooth and gently remove it using a pair of forceps. You may feel slight pressure during the process but shouldn’t feel any discomfort.
Sometimes when the tooth is too embedded to extract with forceps, it is necessary to make a small surgical incision in your gums to access the tooth. This type of extraction is known as “surgical extraction.”
Surgical extraction may also be required for wisdom teeth that have not fully emerged from underneath the gum.
After extraction, your dentist will clean the wound and if necessary, stitch the site closed.
The local anaesthesia should begin wearing off within a few hours.
Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter medication. If you had a surgical extraction, your dentist might give you prescription medication.
Don’t smoke or drink using a straw for the next few days, to avoid dislodging the blood clot and reopening the wound.
Our team of dental professionals at The Newmarket Road Dental Clinic takes great care to ensure your tooth extraction experience is as comfortable as possible.
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