Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
Alleviating Pain and Discomfort
Many people have experienced the throbbing pain an infected, damaged, diseased or crowded tooth can cause. Depending on the nature of the issue, these conditions may prompt your dentist to recommend a tooth extraction if more moderate treatments would be ineffective.
Tooth extractions are often performed to prevent further oral health issues like infections or impaction. Impaction can occur when teeth (commonly wisdom teeth) become partially or fully trapped in your gums or jawbone.
Damaged teeth that are left untreated can cause an oral infection or tooth decay. This is why it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible if your teeth need to be extracted.
Please come and see us if you are experiencing symptoms of an infected or damaged tooth. We can plan the procedure, provide dental sedation, address any questions you may have, and offer reassurance along the way.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
For most people, the last set of molars erupts in the back corners of the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25.
This third set of teeth is not always functional, and may crowd out other teeth as they grow. They may also create problems for oral hygiene, such as tooth decay and cavities, since food particles and bacteria can become trapped between the teeth and the gums.
In these circumstances, your dentist may recommend having the teeth removed to avoid additional health complications.
Tooth Extraction & Recovery
During extraction, a tooth is removed from its socket in the bone. After removing your tooth, your dentist will place a piece of gauze at the extraction site and ask you to bite down gently to apply pressure to the area to help slow any bleeding.
While you recover, eat soft foods, avoid putting pressure directly on the area and follow your dentist's post-procedure instructions.
For the first day, you may experience light bleeding. If you experience excessive bleeding or severe pain, contact us right away.