Dental extraction

Extraction of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth, impacted or not, can lead to several complications such as periodontal problems, damage to adjacent teeth, tooth decay and the development of cysts and tumors. For these reasons, it is often recommended to extract them.

Extraction for orthodontics

At the request of the orthodontist, we can extract one or more teeth to help create the necessary space and start the orthodontic treatment to have a nice alignment of the teeth.

Extraction of damaged or broken teeth

If your teeth are badly damaged or broken, extraction may be the best option to prevent further pain or infection.

Extraction of a residual root

Extraction of a residual root is necessary when only the root remains. This is the case when a crown falls out following a fracture or a large cavity.

Extraction to treat infection

If an infection persists following antibiotic treatment, extraction may be necessary to stop the infection from spreading.

Extraction for prostheses

If you need a denture, we can extract the necessary teeth to help you get the perfect fit for your denture.

Extraction of primary teeth

If your child has primary teeth that persist (which do not fall out naturally), we can safely extract them to help prevent future developmental problems with permanent teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure is usually performed when the tooth is too damaged to repair, when it is infected, or when the jawbone is too small to accommodate all the teeth.

No, tooth extraction is usually painless because the dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the area before removing the tooth. You may feel a slight pressure or pull, but it shouldn’t be painful.

The duration of the tooth extraction procedure depends on several factors, such as the number of teeth to be extracted and the complexity of the extraction. In general, the procedure lasts between 20 to 40 minutes.

After tooth extraction, you may experience some discomfort and swelling for a few days. You can use cold compresses to reduce swelling and take over-the-counter pain relievers to relieve pain. It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care to avoid any complications.

Although tooth extraction is a common and safe procedure, there are certain risks such as infections, excessive bleeding, nerve damage, and damage to adjacent teeth. However, these risks are rare and can often be avoided by following your dentist’s instructions for post-operative care.

No, it is recommended not to eat or drink for the first few hours after a tooth extraction, in order to allow the blood clot to form and to protect the area. After a few hours, you can start eating soft, cold foods and then gradually return to normal eating over time.