Extractions

Our dentists have hospital training for emergency visits and traumatic oral injuries. Using our experience, a wide variety of techniques, and modern technology, we will have you smiling again in no time!

We’ll help you improve your oral health by extracting unhealthy or aesthetically unattractive teeth to make room for implants or to create healthy space that will improve your smile.

There are numerous reasons why a tooth would need to be extracted. These reasons include: injuries or accidents that break teeth, decay, gum disease, overcrowding, and wisdom teeth. Extraction can remedy all of these issues and restore the function and fashion of your mouth.

Key Benefits:

  • Remove damaged tooth and make room for a healthy implant
  • Remove dead or decaying tooth to prevent infection
  • Create space by removing a tooth from an overcrowded area
  • Removing a tooth for any reason will be beneficial to either your oral health or the aesthetics of your smile.

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Additional Information

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes however, there is simply too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. These cases require extraction.

Tooth extractions can become necessary for many cosmetic dental treatments. For example, dental implant treatments generally require tooth extractions to prepare the mouth for insertion of the implant.

FAQ:

Are there any alternatives to tooth extraction?

If the tooth has been damaged or has decayed to the point it can not be repaired, it is best to have the tooth extracted to maintain or improve your oral health.

What does the procedure involve?

Local anaesthetic numbs the area around the tooth. Once the area is completely devoid of feeling, the dentist will begin the extraction process. After increasing the size of the socket around the affected tooth the dentist will pull the tooth from side to side until it is loose enough to extract.

Is the tooth extraction painful?

The local anaesthetic will prevent you from feeling pain but you may feel uncomfortable pressure from the tooth being maneuvered and then extracted.

What happens after the tooth is extracted?

A small stitch may be required to stop the bleeding. If a stitch is not required, the dentist may instruct you to bite down on a cotton pad to stop the bleeding. You are free to go after that.

Are there any risks involved?

Tooth extractions are a very common and routine procedure considered to be very safe. However, as with all procedures there is a possibility of side effects and complications. Side effects are generally very mild and most find they subside very quickly after finishing the extraction. Some side effects include:

  • Swelling around the area where the tooth was extracted
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Stiffness in the jaw
  • Mild pain
    Light bleeding

Will my extraction be covered by my insurance?

Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.