If you have any questions about tooth extractions, we welcome you to make an appointment to be seen at our Midland or Collingwood, ON location.
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we always endeavour to have you retain all your teeth, but unfortunately, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary. There are various reasons why tooth extractions may be required. Here are a few:
- Wisdom Teeth – Wisdom teeth are the most common tooth extractions. They are often removed during your adolescent years to eliminate the possibility that they will become a problem in the future.
- Tooth Damage – When a tooth is damaged from trauma or decay to a point that it cannot be repaired, removal is the only option. This may also be the case when there is advanced gum disease.
- Location – There are instances when a person may have either an extra tooth or one that is so far out of position that it cannot be rectified with orthodontic treatment. In addition, sometimes tooth extractions are needed in order to make space for orthodontic treatments such as braces.
- Medical – There are a number of medical reasons why tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. Radiation, chemotherapy and organ transplants sometimes require tooth extractions to avoid potential infections that can be dangerous.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions, we welcome you to make an appointment to be seen at our Midland or Collingwood, ON location. We’ll be glad to discuss more about tooth extractions with you.
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Your Questions About Tooth Extractions Answered
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, performing tooth extractions is something we do every day at our practice. We realize that getting a tooth removed can be disconcerting, which is why we have answered a few common questions we get asked about this process below.
What are some reasons for a tooth extraction?
There are many reasons why you may need a tooth removed. For example, you may need an extraction to remove your wisdom teeth, after significant tooth trauma and decay, to make room because of impending orthodontic treatment, and more.
How do I care for an extraction site?
We will give you specific instructions for caring for your extraction site after we remove the tooth. This may involve cleaning out the area, taking over-the-counter pain medication, and calling us if you have severe pain.
What should I do to prepare for an extraction?
Prepare for an extraction like you would any other dental appointment. But you may want to have someone come with you to drive you home.
How will you make me more comfortable?
Depending on the extraction site and the amount of damage to your tooth, we may use a local anesthetic. We will discuss your pain relief options before you come in on the day of your extraction appointment.
When should I schedule an appointment?
In addition to getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you should come into our office if one of your teeth is creating severe discomfort. We will do our best to get you in for an appointment quickly to discuss your options and help you find some relief.