A damaged tooth can be problematic for many reasons. It can cause pain and discomfort and can lead to other more serious oral issues. Our first course of action at Lisgar Park Dental is to opt for a solution that does not involve removing your tooth. But if this is not possible, dental extraction is necessary.
When dental extractions become inevitable, Dr. Doust ensures the procedure is as smooth and painless as possible. Our practice is rooted in gentle dentistry to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Before proceeding with an extraction, our dentist will thoroughly examine your tooth to understand the underlying cause, be it severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, or irreparable damage. We prioritize your well-being and oral health, providing a compassionate environment where your comfort during the procedure is our utmost concern.
Our Tooth Extraction Services in Toronto
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The dental care you receive during and after a tooth extraction can make all the difference. At Lisgar Park Dental, making sure you are as comfortable as possible is our goal. Before beginning, Dr. Doust will walk you through the procedure so you know what to expect. To ensure that you do not experience any pain, we offer two pain management options for your tooth extraction:
Signs And Symptoms You Need Tooth Extraction
If you’re dealing with a damaged tooth, our first line of defence is often a filling, crown, or root canal. But sometimes, fixing the tooth just isn’t an option. Removing a tooth is always a last resort, but we may recommend an extraction if you’re dealing with:
We know tooth extractions have a reputation for being stressful and scary, but that’s not the experience you’ll have at our office. We’ve built our reputation on our commitment to helping patients feel comfortable and confident – even during a dental extraction procedure. You’re in good hands.
Why Trust Lisgar Park Dental for Your Tooth Extraction
We care about your needs and practise gentle dentistry for your ease and comfort
We only conduct teeth extractions if it is absolutely necessary
Dr. Doust offers affordable dentist tooth extraction for new and existing patients
Family friendly dental clinic offering adult and child dental extractions
Hassle-free insurance and payment processing
Our Toronto Dental Extraction Process
Dr. Doust may determine that you need a tooth extraction for various reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to issues related to your chewing ability, your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which may have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications,
Dr. Doust will discuss alternatives to extractions and replacement options for the extracted tooth. We also have emergency dental services available for unexpected needs.
What to Expect During Your Toronto Tooth Extraction
At the time of the extraction, the doctor will numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process, you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves, stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction, please let us know right away!
After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.
After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or chew on food next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
Toronto Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
Use pain medication as directed.
Visit our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone.
Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. It is important to resume your normal dental routine, including brushing and flossing. This will speed up healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
After a few days, you should feel fine, and be able to resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for two to three days, or a reaction to the medication, call our Lisgar Park office immediately.
Trust Your Local Dental Extraction Clinic for a Happy Recovery
Learning that you need to have a tooth pulled can be unsettling, but it doesn’t have to be. You can count on Dr. Doust to explore other alternative measures before resorting to tooth extraction. At Lisgar Park Dental, you’re in the best dental chair in Toronto. So go ahead and book your appointment with confidence!