If you’re experiencing tooth pain, our specialists will help evaluate your situation and provide safe tooth removal services.
Sometimes wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort or can become infected. In those instances, the removal of the wisdom teeth is highly recommended. Our process is quick and comfortable and performed in a safe, controlled environment.
Other reasons for tooth extraction include tooth decay, where the severity of the decay has weakened the tooth, or physical damage to a tooth where it is beyond repair.
Our priority is preserving a tooth whenever possible, but we do assess each scenario and determine the best course of action.
Do you have a tooth that needs to be removed? Contact us today by filling out the form and we will set up an appointment to assess your situation!
When is a tooth extraction necessary?
While there are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, here are some of the most common ones:
In severe cases of tooth decay – where a tooth is damaged beyond repair – fillings, partial crowns or crowns may not be the viable solution. In these instances, a tooth extraction is necessary.
Tooth decay tends to target the hard-to-see crevices of your mouth. Because of this, we recommend regular checkups so that tooth decay can be identified and addressed early on.
Impacted and overcrowded teeth
It is possible for certain teeth to have a bit of difficulty emerging from the gumline to join the others. When this happens, it can cause a series of problems to that specific area and the surrounding teeth, like overcrowding.
Overcrowding is when an impacted tooth has caused the surrounding teeth to be tightly pushed together, causing an unnatural bite and could be damaging to your jaw muscles.
Wisdom teeth are commonly responsible for overcrowding teeth. We offer wisdom teeth removal services.
A tooth that experiences significant damage, perhaps from an accident, is prone to infection and, subsequently, your overall health and well-being. We will gladly have a look at your damaged tooth and determine the best course of action. In some cases, severely damaged teeth need to be removed entirely but worry not – once a damaged tooth has been removed, you will feel a lot better.
Depending on the severity of the damage, your tooth could be saved through our other services, like crowns and fillings, first. Speak to one of our experts to know how we can resolve your damaged tooth
Periodontal diseases are caused by infected and inflamed gums. When gum disease is left unaddressed, it can graduate to something more severe, like periodontal disease. When this stage has been reached, the tooth, root and surrounding area can be affected by infection and therefore would require tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction – the healing process
Typically, a few days of rest are required to properly heal after your tooth extraction. Here are some tips and tricks you can follow to help make the healing process as comfortable as possible.
- To reduce swelling, apply ice to the affected area.
- Take the prescribed dosage of pain medication.
- Avoid rinsing the affected area for 24 hours.
- Get at least 24 hours of rest before returning to your regular daily activity.
- Try to avoid the extraction area when brushing and flossing.
- Stick to soft foods for the first few days following your tooth extraction.
Naturally, it will take some time to get used to the feeling of an absent tooth, but we can help. Once the extraction area has been fully healed, we can fully restore your beautiful smile with dental implants that will help make things feel normal again.
We want to help you
At Centrepointe Dental, we pride ourselves on being able to offer safe and comfortable methods of tooth extraction. Set up your next appointment by simply filling out the form below.