Dental Extractions

Quick, safe tooth extractions with minimal discomfort

While the ultimate goal of dentistry is to keep the teeth healthy and intact, sometimes, the overall health of the mouth necessitates that an individual tooth be removed due to damage or disease. This is commonly known as a tooth or dental extraction and is a routine procedure. With the help of a local anesthetic (or in some cases, conscious or full sedation), dental extractions can be performed quickly, safely, and relatively painlessly in a dental office.

 

How is a tooth extracted?

In simple cases where the diseased or damaged tooth is visible and relatively intact, the dentist performs what is called a simple extraction, lifting the tooth gently away from the gum and applying steady pressure to rock the tooth back and forth, severing the ligament and freeing the tooth. Surgical extractions are more complicated and involve cutting into the gum to access and remove the tooth. These are common with teeth not fully above the gum surface, especially wisdom teeth.

 

Why is a tooth extracted?

The most common reasons to extract teeth are to make room for existing or new teeth (as in the case of impacted wisdom teeth) or to remove infected, damaged, or decayed teeth that cannot be restored through other means. Generally, extraction is a method of last resort. Dr Michelle Kizel and Dr Mikhail Pliousnine at College Manor Dental Centre are experts in dental health and can perform extractions safely and comfortably at their state-of-the-art facility. For more information on this or other treatments, contact us today.

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