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Rockwest Dental Clinic accepts most insurance plans and we will coordinate benefits if you have dual insurance. We’ll make it easy for you.
Evening & Weekend Appointments
We offer emergency tooth extraction procedures if you require urgent care. If we can’t treat you the same day, we’ll treat you the next day we’re open.
In-Office Tooth Extraction
We perform tooth extractions on-site at our modern, state-of-the-art dental clinic in Mississauga. You will not need to find an external oral surgeon.
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Tooth Extractions in Mississauga
You’re probably familiar with the saying, “one bad apple can spoil the bunch.” This saying applies to teeth as well! If you have one damaged tooth, it can cause major problems to your oral health and lead to jawbone decay and even gum disease! The experienced dentists at Rockwest Dental Clinic will do our best to save your teeth with regular teeth cleanings and restorative fillings, but if the damage is beyond repair, you will require a tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction may sound like an intimidating procedure, but it is a straightforward, simple procedure that the dentists at our dental clinic in Mississauga have performed numerous times. It’s minimally invasive, and with our oral sedation options, will be relatively painless. Our professional dentists will walk you through the process and help you decide whether tooth extraction is right for you.
When you’re looking for the best dentist in Mississauga for teeth extraction, we hope you choose Rockwest Dental Clinic. Removing a tooth is not ideal, but sometimes it is necessary, and the compassionate team at our Mississauga dental office will make the process as easy as possible for you. We will provide you with tooth replacement options such as Bridges and have you flashing that beautiful smile of yours in no time!
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions can be very beneficial in maintaining your overall oral health.
Here are some of the reasons for having a tooth extracted:
Risk of Infection
If your tooth is potentially infected, one of our talented dentists will evaluate the risk and extract it to prevent further more complicated and painful problems in the future.
The centre of a tooth is known as the pulp. The pulp is where blood vessels and nerves are located. If the pulp is decayed, damaged or infected, the tooth will need to be extracted. A root canal can treat pulp infection in some scenarios. The Rockwest Dental team will expertly decide which treatment is right for you.
Sometimes, teeth can’t emerge through the gum properly because there’s not enough room in the mouth due to crowding. The dentist will extract the tooth to ensure it doesn’t damage the other teeth in your mouth. This is often the case for wisdom teeth. We additionally offer wisdom tooth extractions at our Mississauga dental clinic.
If your gums are swollen or discoloured, you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. If a tooth becomes loose in this situation, it will need to be extracted before it infects other teeth.
How do dentists pull teeth?
The process for teeth extraction is straightforward. One of our experienced dentists in Mississauga will numb the area, loosen the tooth and extract it. A blood clot will form in the socket, and the dentist will provide you with a gauze pad to control the bleeding and prevent infection. Some patients may require stitching on the incision site. These stitches will dissolve after a few days. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a follow-up appointment if necessary.
Here are the two main types of tooth extraction and how they are performed:
The tooth extraction site will be numbed with anesthesia, and the dentist will use a device called an elevator to loosen your tooth. This device will break down the tooth’s surrounding tissues and make it easier to extract. The dentist will then use forceps to extract the tooth.
Surgical extractions are mainly used to remove teeth that are not easily reached or haven’t erupted through the gum. In this procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia while the dental surgeon makes an incision in the gum for easier access to the tooth. In some situations, the tooth may need to be broken down, so it’s easier to extract. The oral surgeon will then use forceps to loosen the tooth and remove it.
How much does a tooth extraction cost?
The cost of teeth extractions will depend on a few factors, including whether it’s a surgical procedure or a simple procedure. A tooth extraction will cost from $150 – $300 out of pocket with the average insurance plan. Our dental office will happily help you with direct insurance billing to simplify the process for you.
Without insurance, the price will be around $200 – $600+.
Book a free first consultation today so our skilled dentists can evaluate your tooth damage and give you a more accurate quote on how much your tooth extraction will cost.
What to do after a tooth extraction
Following your tooth extraction, a dentist will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. They may prescribe you painkillers or antibiotics depending on the severity of the procedure. If you have any swelling, you can place a cold compress on your cheek for ten minutes at a time to keep it down.
What to eat after tooth extraction
For 24 hours after having a tooth removed, you should only eat soft foods like soup, pudding, yogurt or applesauce. Ensure that none of these foods are too hot or cold. You can gradually introduce more solid foods in the days following your procedure. Be sure to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the tooth has been extracted.
What to drink after tooth extraction
For the first 24 hours after your tooth extraction procedure, don’t drink alcohol or anything with a straw. Avoid hot beverages like coffee and tea, and don’t put ice in your drink as extreme temperatures will trigger discomfort in the extraction site.
How long does a tooth extraction take to heal
The recovery time for a tooth extraction will take about one to two weeks. If you have severe pain, bleeding and swelling for more than 24 hours following your procedure, contact your dentist.
Emergency Tooth Extraction
Sometimes patients require emergency dental services for tooth extraction. A severely abscessed tooth would lead to an emergency tooth extraction. A tooth abscess is caused by a bacterial infection. It is a pocket of pus that typically forms due to an untreated dental cavity or injury. If the abscess is untreated, it can cause complicated and fatal issues.
Another emergency tooth extraction situation is a hemorrhage following an accident or injury. If a tooth has been partially knocked out of place and is uncontrollably bleeding from the tooth root, it will require urgent extraction.
Rockwest Dental Clinic is thrilled to be able to accommodate emergency tooth extraction services in Mississauga. Contact us immediately if you require urgent dental care.
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Tooth Extraction FAQ’s
Please read our frequently asked tooth removal questions and answers below. If you have a question related to our teeth extraction dental services please don’t hesitate to ask us.
A tooth extraction can take anywhere from five minutes to forty-five minutes, depending on whether it’s a simple extraction or a surgical extraction.
You can eat about an hour after your tooth extraction. Remove the gauze pad and remember to only eat soft foods for the first 24 hours following your procedure.
The amount of pain or discomfort you feel following your tooth extraction will depend on the severity of the procedure, i.e. how many teeth were extracted and whether it was simple or surgical. Your dentist may prescribe you painkillers for a more intense procedure. If you have not been prescribed painkillers, ibuprofen and a cold compress should help. If your pain is worsening for more than five days following the procedure, contact the Dentist immediately.
When your tooth extraction is healing, a blood clot with form in the socket. The blood clot will look like a wet, red scab. Your body will then build tissue to cover the wound. The tissue comprises collagen, white blood cells and blood vessels and will be a creamy white colour. The blood clot will last as long as the tissue takes to cover the wound, usually around seven to ten days.
Your dentist will provide you with a gauze pad following the procedure. Bite firmly yet gently on the pad and change gauze pads once one has become soaked in blood. You should leave the pad in place for about four hours following your tooth extraction to stop bleeding. If bleeding persists after 24 hours following your extraction, contact your dentist.
If you have an infection after a tooth extraction, contact your dentist for an antibiotic prescription. We will diagnose the problem and come up with a treatment plan. You may have an infection if the following is true for you:
• The pain and/or swelling gets worse after 24 hours
• The extraction site bleeds for over 24 hours
• You notice an unusual smell in your mouth
• You notice discharge in your mouth
Patients will usually have to wait a minimum of four months after the extraction before getting a dental implant.
Patients will usually have to wait approximately one month after the extraction before getting a bridge.
Other Dental Services
When a tooth breaks or tooth pain becomes unbearable you may require urgent dental care outside of regular office hours. Rockwest Dental offers emergency dental services for broken, chipped or dislodged teeth, crowns or fillings, persistent gum bleeding and toothaches. Our knowledgeable dentists are able to accommodate any dental emergencies promptly.
Wisdom tooth emergence can cause pain and disrupt your existing molars. Our oral surgeons have the expertise to ensure your wisdom tooth removal process is as painless as possible through sedation dentistry. We will also provide follow-up care to ensure the wisdom tooth removal and recovery has been successful.
One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. Our oral surgeon will use artificial teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. You will be put under local anesthetic while the oral surgeon places the implant and you’ll wake up with a new smile!
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