Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview
A tooth extraction may be recommended to address severe tooth decay, damage, or to resolve overcrowding teeth issues. Tooth extractions are conducted only when absolutely necessary.
Above all, our dentists in Ottawa always attempt to preserve natural teeth with dental fillings or root canals if possible. Our Villanova Dental Studio dentists offer tooth extractions and missing tooth replacement options in the comfortable environment of our Ottawa, ON dentist office.
Tooth extractions are a relatively painless procedure that can be performed in one visit. Our office uses a local anesthetic to effectively numb the area for a pain-free procedure. If you are one of the many Canadians with dental anxiety, or fear of the dentist, we can offer you dental sedation options.
Most noteworthy is the fact that they will calm you and have you feeling relaxed during your treatment.
After the quick tooth removal process, your dentist will discuss appropriate aftercare procedures. It is important to minimize swelling and discomfort. Patients generally recover quickly without complication. However, if you experience excessive bleeding at home, be sure to contact our office right away.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure for young adults in their late teens to early 20’s. This is when the wisdom teeth typically begin to emerge. Our family dentist office provides complete wisdom tooth removal services for patients of all ages.
Commonly, wisdom teeth are removed because they are impacted in the bone, or present a potential overcrowding problem that will detrimentally affect the bite. Adults get their wisdom teeth removed because of infections or decay.
Impacted wisdom teeth are more likely to cause cavities and gum infections because of their positions. Consider getting your wisdom teeth removed before any issues arise.
Why Might I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extractions are common dental procedures that many people will need at some point in their lives. While extraction is typically only used as a last resort, there are several times when this procedure is necessary. Whether it’s a wisdom tooth removal or taking out stubborn baby teeth, our dentists will provide exceptional care. Patients with the following conditions may benefit from a tooth extraction:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Significant tooth decay
- Periodontal disease
- Baby teeth that haven’t come out on their own
Missing Tooth Replacement
Once your tooth has been extracted, it’s time to replace it. If a gap is left in the teeth for a prolonged period, the rest of the teeth in the mouth could shift. Our dental care team can give you more information about tooth implants and how they could be a solution to your missing or broken teeth. Sometimes, our patients can benefit from same-day mini-implants. Be sure to ask your dentist about complete dental implant services.
Caring for Your Mouth After Tooth Removal
Caring for our Stittsville, Kanata, and Ottawa, ON patients is our top priority, even after you leave our office. Tooth extractions often require some home care. Soreness and swelling after the procedure are common, and we recommend taking over-the-counter pain medications as directed. Some patients report that holding cold compresses on their faces helps relieve discomfort and swelling. If you choose to use an icepack, apply it for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. After your tooth extraction, our team will be sure to give you specific instructions for a speedy recovery.