What Causes the Need for Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Teeth extraction usually occurs when a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay and there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired by a filling or crown.
However, there are other reasons for tooth extraction including, extra teeth growing in that are blocking others, baby teeth that haven’t fallen out in time for the permanent teeth to come in, braces, wisdom teeth that are commonly removed or medical reasons.
Other common reasons include are to prepare your mouth for dentures or dental implants or if it’s an impacted wisdom tooth.
The Process of Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is typically a very fast process—we will use anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable. The most critical part of the process is recovery. We need to ensure we control the bleeding and encourage a proper healing process immediately following the tooth extraction. This involves having you bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes to form a blood clot—you must be extremely careful not to disturb the blood clot for the next 24 hours. To manage to swell, we recommend an ice pack on the outer check, and once the swelling has gone down, a warm compress to the same area for comfort. Gentle rinses with warm salt water also help keep the extraction area clean.
Sedation dentistry is also available at Dynasty Tower Dental if you have anxiety or fears about dental treatments.
To learn more about tooth extractions, contact Dynasty Tower Dental in North York on Yonge and Finch at 416-223-7711 to speak with Dr. Farshad or one of our skilled dental team. We look forward to hearing from you soon!