Tooth Extraction

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 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.


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


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 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.



Tooth extractions are a routine procedure that can be completed from our Ottawa dentist office. We will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed with our amenities. Firstly, a local anesthetic will be administered to the area that will be treated.

We will give it time to take affect as not to cause any pain during the procedure. If you suffer from dental fears, we offer sedation dentistry options that can be discussed with your dentist prior to the procedure.

Once ready, your dentist will begin the tooth removal procedure. The tooth will be gently removed from the socket by the root. Then, the tooth socket will be cleaned and sutured shut to prevent infection.

Depending on the location of the extracted tooth, some patients may choose to replace the tooth with a dental implant. For example, if the tooth was in the smile zone, we will recommend tooth replacement options to complete your smile. Tooth implants are the most successful option to replace lost teeth.

Dr. Barakat provides complete dental implant services from our Kanata, Ottawa, and Stittsville, ON dentist office. For qualifying patients, mini implants may be placed the same day as the tooth extraction for a highly durable and natural tooth replacement.

Dr. Barakat also offers dental bridges, dentures and dental implants for the replacement of extracted teeth.


Yes, a tooth extraction is usually completed in a single visit. If you have any underlying oral health issues that need to be addressed first, it may take more than one visit. This process does not take long. You will be given post-op instructions and other recommendations before leaving.

A tooth extraction can alleviate tooth pain, but only if it’s the direct cause of your pain. We can alleviate your tooth pain by identifying and addressing the root of the issue with a treatment plan. We always advise that you should address the root cause of tooth pain before assuming that you need the tooth extracted.

It typically takes a week to seven days to recover from a tooth extraction. During this time your blood will clot in the tooth socket and your gums will heal around it.

It is advised that patients restrict themselves to only soft food and liquid for 24 hours following a tooth extraction. Patients may slowly begin to eat more foods as they feel comfortable. Soft foods include yogurt, pudding, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, and jell-o.

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