Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions in Bolton, ON

Tooth extraction is a last resort for our dentists at South Hill Dental. If it is possible to save a tooth, they try to do so, but sometimes teeth need extracting. Some extractions are necessary because teeth are too decayed to save or impacted teeth need to come out to reduce the risks of infection.

Here’s what to expect when you have a tooth that needs extracting.

What Type of Extraction Are You Having?

Our dentists in Bolton, ON do three types of extractions:

  • Simple
  • Complex
  • Surgical

Simple Extractions

A simple extraction takes place when there is enough of the tooth above the gum line for the dentist to grasp with forceps. The dentist will then rock and the tooth back and forth to loosen it from the bone and remove it.

Complex Extractions

A complex extraction is when the tooth has broken or decayed so much that there isn’t anything left to grasp onto above the gum line. When this happens, one of our dentists will need an incision in the gum to access the tooth from under it to grasp it.

Then, after removing the tooth, our dentists will close the incision to allow the gum to heal.

Surgical Extractions

If you have impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth, then a surgical extraction may be necessary. To have these teeth extracted, you may need to go to an oral surgeon or stay overnight at the hospital if the oral surgeon uses general anesthesia.

Most teeth come out using the simple extraction method. There is little discomfort because our dentists will use sedation to help you relax and to numb your tooth, gums, and the surrounding area so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure.

If you have an injured tooth or one with severe decay, consult with our dentists near you to find if it needs extracting. They will evaluate your tooth to find out if they can save it. If it cannot be saved, they will select the best extraction method so that the procedure goes smoothly and with as little discomfort as possible.

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