When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled or extracted. Other reasons why you may need to have a tooth extraction performed are:
- You have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
- Baby teeth need to be removed in order to let permanent teeth grow in.
- If you are getting braces you may need to have teeth extracted to allow your teeth to shift.
Our dentists will make sure you’re comfortable before, during, and after your tooth extraction procedure. This includes walking you through every step of the dental extraction, as well as the use of local anesthetics.
After your dental extraction procedure, smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged because they prolong the healing time and may cause the wound to open. Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing.
For more information on dental extractions, contact the dentists at Smiles at SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario.