“As hard as pulling teeth” is a common expression for a difficult job. However, tooth extraction is actually a routine and quick procedure. Some situations may require a referral to an oral surgeon but quite often, tooth extractions can be done in your dental office. If you want more information, contact us at one of our dental clinics in Brantford, Innisfil, Oshawa, or Toronto.
Wisdom teeth, which erupt during the teens, often do not grow all the way through the gum or emerge improperly aligned with the rest of your teeth. When this happens, they become easy targets for plaque and may crowd and push against your other teeth. In such cases, we recommend wisdom teeth removal in Oshawa.
Is Tooth Extraction Painful?
Tooth extraction is fairly quick and you will receive anaesthetic which will numb the area around the tooth. Most people experience a sense of pressure as the tooth is extracted, but little pain. Tell us if your fears are overwhelming; we can certainly use some form of sedation to take the edge off your anxiety. Once the tooth is removed, you will need to follow instructions for keeping the site clean to promote healing and avoid infection.
Alternatives to Tooth Extraction & Tooth Replacements
It is usually preferable to preserve the tooth structure through root canal and a crown. If we do tooth extraction, then we should discuss how we will replace it to prevent deterioration of the gum and bone that supported the tooth. Your dentist in Brantford can discuss your options ranging from bridges and partial dentures to tooth implants and help you make an informed decision.
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