Dental Extractions

Tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be performed with very little pain or discomfort.

Dental Extractions In Erindale Mississauga

Tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be performed with very little pain or discomfort.

In Need Of A Tooth Extraction?

At Mississauga Family Dentistry, our first priority is to treat your oral condition and avoid a tooth extraction at all costs. To this end, early detection is essential. That’s why it’s important to schedule an appointment at our dental office as soon as possible if you’re suspecting such a condition. Regular exam helps early detection and timely corrective action.

How Tooth Extraction Works

Numbing the Tooth

The first thing your doctor will do is apply a local anesthetic to numb the gum tissue around the affected tooth. This deadens the tooth, ensuring that you feel very little discomfort during the removal.

Removing the Tooth

Using a special surgical tool, your doctor will begin loosening the tooth until it can be removed with very little resistance. If the tooth is badly decayed or broken below the gumline, the doctor may have to make a small incision in the gum tissue to fully remove the tooth. Because the tissue has been numbed, any incisions will cause little to no discomfort.

Cleaning and Aftercare

Once the tooth has been removed, your doctor will clean the empty socket to help prevent infection. Sometimes stitches are also required to ensure that the gum tissue heals properly.

Cost Of A Dental Extraction

The cost of a tooth extraction can vary due to several factors. Under a standard insurance plan, a tooth removal typically ranges from around $100 to $200+ as an out-of-pocket expense. We’re pleased to offer advance quotes to help you determine your potential out-of-pocket costs based on your insurance coverage. For those without insurance, the cost is estimated to be approximately $200 to $600+ per tooth.

Simple Tooth Extraction

Surgical Tooth Extraction

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people believe wisdom teeth removal is a rite of passage. In reality, wisdom teeth only need to be removed if they become impacted or otherwise interfere with your jaw and teeth.

Thanks to modern dental techniques and equipment, tooth extractions are virtually painless. Many patients are surprised by how quick and easy the procedure actually is! Of course, some discomfort is to be expected, but we will provide you with aftercare instructions to help keep you as comfortable as possible during the quick healing process.

About an hour after your procedure, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours. Be sure to avoid hot foods and drinking from straws for several hours.

We will provide you with aftercare instructions specific to your needs at your appointment. Here are some general things you can do after a tooth extraction or dental surgery more generally to minimize the risk of complications and encourage a speedy recovery:

  • Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking in the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
  • Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
  • Avoid hot foods and drinks.
  • Don’t take aspirin because it inhibits blood clotting.
  • Avoid physical activities and exercise.

For simple tooth removal, the recovery time is usually around 7 to 10 days. However, for more complex cases, such as surgical tooth extraction, or wisdom tooth removal, expect a recovery period of around 2 weeks. No matter the complexity of the procedure, you should feel very little discomfort during recovery.

Barring any unforeseen complications, expect a typical tooth extraction to take around 45 minutes or less.

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