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Why A Tooth Extraction May
Be the Only Option
The removal of a tooth (known as an extraction), is sometimes the only option that’s possible when faced with a severely decayed or damaged tooth. Whenever we can, we will try to save a tooth with a filling, crown, or other restorative treatment, but in times when the tooth is in such bad condition that it can’t be repaired, then a tooth extraction procedure is necessary to avoid infection and more serious dental and health issues down the road.
In cases like this, Yazdani Family Dentistry provides tooth extraction procedures that keep your comfort and recovery in mind. We will aim to make your tooth extraction procedure as pain-free as possible.
What Occurs to Necessitate
When decay has reached down into the root of a tooth or if an infection has destroyed a large portion of bone around a tooth, a tooth extraction is often necessary to prevent the decay and infection from spreading to nearby teeth and bone structures. A patient may have an impacted tooth or crowded teeth that can cause a number of issues, including severe pain and inflammation. Crowded teeth are also more difficult to clean which increases the risk of tooth decay and infection.
Through X-rays and our specialized diagnostic methods, we can determine if a tooth can be preserved or if it needs to be removed. In cases such as extreme tooth decay, damage, or injury where the structure and stability of a tooth is severely compromised, tooth extraction is the only solution to treat the issue and keep it from spreading to surrounding teeth, gum tissue and bone structures. That being said, tooth extractions are always a last resort. Before we decide, our team considers all relevant treatment options to see if we can preserve the tooth instead.
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What Do We Look for
Before Pulling Teeth?
There are both surgical and straightforward (simple) types of extractions. A tooth that is impacted below the gum line typically requires a surgical tooth extraction procedure. Patients are provided with a local anesthetic, and sedation if needed, to ensure they are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. For a tooth that is visible, a dentist will select a very specific tool depending on which tooth needs to be extracted. They will then use it to loosen the tooth in the gums before pulling it out. That way they won't need to apply as much force when they pull the tooth out of your mouth.
Afterwards: Fixing the
Gap in Your Teeth
We have a number of options available to fill the gap left by a tooth extraction — dental bridges, crowns, dental implants, and even dentures. As we monitor your recovery following the tooth extraction procedure, our dentists will analyze the condition of your mouth to find the best solution for you.
If you need a tooth extracted, you’re in safe hands at Yazdani Family Dentistry. We take all necessary measures to ensure you have a secure and comfortable experience no matter what the procedure is. Call us today to set up an appointment.
Our Focus is on Your
When you visit our Carleton Place dental office for your extraction appointment, know that we take your comfort and peace of mind very seriously. We’ll work closely with you to ensure you’re at ease and calm before, during, and after the procedure. Having a tooth removed can come as a visual shock to some, so our team is also trained in post-surgical guidance and will provide you with tips on taking care of the gapped area leading up to the installation of a permanent solution. We keep the patient comfortable and informed every step of the way.
Do you need a tooth extracted or want to sign up as a new patient? Contact us at Costello Family Dentistry today to get in touch with our dedicated and friendly team.
Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Kanata & Kemptville dental clinics. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Yazdani Family Dentistry.
After you have had an extraction, it is normal to feel some pain once the anesthetic wears off. For a few days after, it is common to experience some swelling around the empty socket and in the cheek covering the socket. Your dentist will provide you with instructions to care for the socket during the healing process.
There are several ways to speed up the healing time which your dentist will provide detailed instructions for. These may include:
- Eating softer foods.
- Avoiding smoking and spitting for 2 to 3 days.
- Not drinking through straws for 24 hours after extraction.
- Icing the affected area to sooth pain and reduce swelling.
- Eating and drinking things that are only moderate in temperature.
- Placing gauze on the area and biting down with pressure to reduce bleeding.
- Avoiding aspirin and other blood thinning medications for a few days.
- Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water instead of mouthwash.
It is also important to avoid the area when brushing your teeth for a few days to avoid re-opening the wound.
There are a few signs of infection after having a tooth removed. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or dentist as soon as possible.
- Bleeding more than 24 hours after extraction.
- Throbbing pain that isn’t relieved by pain medication.
- Extreme swelling of the face, jaw or gums.
- Oozing pus from the extraction site.
- Difficulty opening your mouth.
- Low-grade fever that persists or increases over time.
Dry socket is a condition that occurs when a blood clot at the site of a tooth extraction fails to form, or becomes dislodged before the wound fully heals. This makes the extraction site more susceptible to infection, and can be accompanied by severe pain at the extraction site. A patient who is experiencing dry socket will need to see their dentist for an assessment and treatment including flushing the socket with a saline solution, and applying medical dressings to alleviate the pain and prevent infection.