Tooth extraction refers to the process of removing damaged and decaying teeth because they cannot be repaired and restored to their full function. Many damaged and decaying teeth are painful and sensitive, making it difficult to eat, drink, and even talk without suffering discomfort. If this is the case, the tooth must be extracted and replaced with a more comfortable and functional alternative. The extraction process is quite simple, and there are rarely significant complications during the recovery period.
To start, the area around your tooth will be numbed with an anesthetic, preventing you from feeling any pain during the procedure. Instead, you will feel some pressure as the dentist removes the tooth. From there, it is important to clot the bleed from the socket where your tooth was removed and let it heal in its own time.
Tooth extractions are common in decaying teeth that have been damaged in the past and not adequately repaired. Gum disease is a common reason for tooth decay, which can cause additional complications if not handled by a professional. Those who suffer from gum disease are at a higher risk of developing an infection in their teeth and gums, which can speed up the decaying process and cause considerable pain.
Extraction offer relief to those who have too many teeth to fit comfortably in their mouth. Impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, may also require extraction because they can push on other teeth and roots.
If a tooth is infected or decaying, the infection can spread to your surrounding teeth and gums. This can have a devastating impact on your oral health, as it can cause considerable pain and make it difficult to clean your mouth properly and maintain a healthy diet.
By removing infected teeth, you can eliminate the problem before it spreads to the rest of your mouth. While an extraction can be an invasive procedure, it's a less painful option than ignoring the problem and letting it get worse. If you suspect one or more of your teeth may be infected or are decaying, visit us as soon as possible to get checked out.
By identifying the cause of your mouth pain - whether it is a decaying tooth, gum disease, or impacted wisdom teeth - our dentist can devise a plan to resolve your pain without compromising the aesthetics of your smile and the function of your remaining teeth. Once we have found the cause of your pain, we will work with you to create a plan to remove the infected or impacted teeth and, if necessary, replace them with alternative options.
Should you need to replace a decaying or damaged tooth, there are a wide variety of options available. Dental implants offer a secure, stable foundation to mount a crown or other dental product, giving you a brand new tooth where the old one used to be. Implants offer a natural, realistic feel, so eating and drinking will become painless. There are many other alternative options available, depending on your specific needs. Our team would be happy to sit down with you and develop and treatment plan suitable for your unique situation, budget, and timeline.
Guelph Family Dentistry is a family-oriented practice. We pride ourselves on being able to improve the quality of life of each individual patient. After your extraction, we'll help you focus on your smile. With a variety of dental products available to replace the extracted tooth, we'll present you with options that will decrease your pain without compromising your ability to eat, drink, and talk.
Dental implants can be tailored in size, shape, and colour to fit your smile. Your health and happiness is our top priority, so we are happy to find the perfect product for your specific needs. Regardless of your choice, you will leave with a smile you love. We offer direct billing through insurance, so payment isn't a hassle.
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