Tooth Extractions

Extraction in North York Toronto, ON

While we always prefer to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, sometimes that just isn’t an option. With tooth extraction, we remove a tooth from its socket in the bone as a last resort. Dr. Santana performs extractions routinely at Astra Dental for the convenience of our patients.

Teeth may need to be extracted for various reasons, including:

  • Decay: When a tooth is severely decayed and cannot be restored with a filling or a crown, extraction might be necessary.
  • Gum Disease: Advanced gum disease can loosen teeth, making extraction necessary.
  • Crowding: In orthodontic treatment, sometimes teeth need to be removed to create space for proper alignment.
  • Impacted Teeth: Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars, often become impacted (unable to emerge properly) and may need extraction.
  • Trauma: Teeth that are severely damaged due to injury might need to be extracted.

Extractions at Astra Dental

  • Anesthesia: Before the procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed using a local anesthetic. In some cases, sedation might also be used to help the patient relax.
  • Extraction: Dr. Santana loosens the tooth in its socket and then removes it using specialized dental instruments.
  • Healing: After extraction, a blood clot forms in the socket. Dr. Santana will provide instructions on how to care for the area to promote proper healing.
  • Aftercare: Patients are typically given guidelines on eating, drinking, and cleaning the area. Pain medication might be prescribed to manage discomfort during the healing process.

Post-Extraction Care

  • Bite on Gauze: Bite down on a piece of gauze provided by Dr. Santana to help form a blood clot, which is crucial for healing.
  • Pain Management: Take prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications as instructed.
  • Rest and Recovery: Avoid vigorous physical activity for a few days.
  • Soft Diet: Stick to soft foods to avoid putting pressure on the extraction site.
  • Oral Hygiene: Be gentle when brushing and avoid the extraction site initially. Rinsing with warm salt water can aid in healing.

When it comes to dental extractions, we try to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact our North York Toronto, ON dental office for an appointment at (416) 640-0070 —we’ll get you back to smiling in no time!

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