Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is the voluntary act of removing a tooth. It’s a serious procedure that is only done as a preventive measure to protect the other teeth of a person, along with removal of wisdom teeth. It is a dental professional’s job to ensure that everything that can possibly be done is done to save infected or damaged teeth. However, sometimes the damage and/or infection are too severe to save a tooth, prompting the professionals at Emergency Dental Office to remove the tooth entirely.
As far as the cost of a tooth extraction in Toronto, you are looking at anything in the region of $70 and up depending on the tooth and its extraction’s difficulty. There are several different factors that come into play here, such as the complexity of the extraction and the anesthesia used during the process. A local anesthetic will see things fall on the less expensive side, while sedation dentistry will up the cost. In many cases, insurance will cover the cost of the tooth extraction, but if you are planning on getting a dental implant to fill the gap, you are then looking at a cosmetic procedure that may not be covered.
While we would all love to retain our natural teeth and keep them in a healthy state, there are times when dental issues make that impossible. We always try to repair teeth and keep them in place, but when the situation has become untenable, sometimes the only viable option is to extract the tooth or teeth that are rotten or causing you pain. The good news here is that you are looking at a relatively painless procedure that is not going to leave you out of pocket in a major way.
Tooth extraction might also be a pre-emptive measure for another dental procedure such as adding dentures, braces, and more. Furthermore, wisdom tooth removal is a common practice that many people require.
When is Tooth Extraction Carried Out
Tooth extraction is carried out in extreme circumstances where all else hope fails. Here are some causes for tooth removal:
- Irreversible Tooth Decay
- A tooth that has died or is dying
- Internal infection in teeth
- Severe gum disease
- For the removal of extra teeth or shark teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- As a preparatory measure for an orthodontic dental plan
- As a preparatory measure for a full or implant retained dentures
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How is Tooth Extraction Carried Out?
Tooth extraction is only done after a comprehensive look into the condition of a person’s tooth. This involves X-rays and another extensive testing. After it has been ascertained that the tooth needs to be removed, the procedure is carried out. Patients are sedated and all possible comfort is provided to them while they are undergoing tooth extraction.
How is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Carried Out?
Wisdom teeth appear in most of the population and are mostly not intrusive. Many adults go their entire lives without having to have them removed since they do not cause any pain or other problems. However, wisdom teeth are known to create pain related and other problems for people. Not only can they hurt, but they can also mess with the alignment of other teeth. After it has been judged that a patient’s wisdom tooth is causing problems that cannot be fixed otherwise, Emergency Dental Office advises a wisdom tooth extraction.
Is it Painful?
While you may feel a little bit of pressure when having a tooth extracted, the reality is that modern anesthesia and dental procedures have made this process about as painless as it gets. Have you visited Emergency Dental Office’s social media pages? We have had brave 5 years old and 6 years old that didn’t feel anything when they were taking the injection. With a local anesthetic, you may feel a little bit of discomfort at the point of injection, but it is quick and wears off as soon as the anesthesia kicks in. As far as recovery goes, you are looking at about one to two weeks before new gum tissue covers the hole and heals. On the day of the extraction, you may experience some bleeding for a short time after the work is done, but that too passes quickly.
How to deal with any casualties after surgery?
In the vast majority of cases, there are very few issues that occur after a tooth has been extracted. If you experience no pain, swelling or excessive bleeding, the healing process will likely be moving along quite nicely. That said, if bleeding continues beyond 48 hours after the extraction, you may be looking at an infection issue. Other signs of a potential problem are acute pain and swelling. If you are experiencing any of these problems after a tooth extraction, it is imperative that you visit our office, and have it taken care of.
what are the precautions for healthy recovery?
The best way to ensure that the healing process after tooth extraction in Toronto goes well is to really think about what you eat and drink after the fact. The first 72 hours are perhaps the most crucial to the healing process. Cold drinks, particularly water, are the best, but avoid using a straw and do not rinse too much. Smoking and the consumption of alcohol before the area heals is also a bad idea. Stick to soft foods as much as possible and be careful when brushing the teeth in the area surrounding the extraction. If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extraction and the healing process, please feel free to contact Emergency Dental Office. Dr. Alireza Kamali is one of the best dentists in Toronto and we have had no complaints in the past 25 years after he pulled out a tooth. Our patients prefer to do their dental work with Dr. Kamali because he always explain the procedure to the patient and will try his best for the patient to not feel discomfort at all.
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