We always strive to save your teeth whenever possible. However, in the case of severe decay, infection, or crowding, extraction may be necessary.
We’ll do everything we can to keep you comfortable during and after the procedure, including the option for sedation dentistry if you’re feeling nervous. Contact us to book your appointment today.
We want your tooth extraction to be as non-invasive and straightforward as possible.
Our process always starts with educating you about why the extraction is important to your oral and overall health, and an overview of the process and aftercare.
Pulling a tooth is one of the last resorts when it comes to your dental health. If other treatments aren’t working, we may recommend tooth extraction in these situations:
The extraction process begins with numbing the area to avoid discomfort; you may feel pressure during the procedure, but it should be relatively comfortable.
For a simple extraction, your dentist will use a tool to loosen and then remove the tooth. This could take as little as a few minutes, depending on the characteristics of the tooth.
For a surgical extraction when the tooth is not fully erupted from under the gum, your dentist will create a “flap” by making an incision in the gums. They will gently lift the flap to remove the tooth.
Once the tooth is removed, the area is cleaned thoroughly. If needed, the flap is stitched.
Your dentist will thoroughly explain aftercare instructions specific to you following your procedure. By following those guidelines, you may achieve a shorter, more comfortable recovery from your extraction.
Here’s what you can expect after your extraction:
Here are important steps to take in the days following your procedure:
If you require an extraction, you can be confident that your Sheridan Dental Centre team will fully discuss the process and all options with you before the process begins. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
There’s plenty of convenient parking at our location at First Pickering Place.