There may be times you need to go to a  dentist for a dental extraction. One reason could be that one or more of your teeth are beyond repair or treatment. Another possible reason would be having retained baby teeth or impacted wisdom teeth. An uncommon reason would be when a patient is unable to receive an organ transplant due to a severe dental infection. Whichever situation you may be in, your dentist near downtown may need to perform either a simple or surgical tooth extraction.

 

Simple Extraction

A simple extraction is done at your dentist’s office as an outpatient procedure. A simple tooth extraction in Toronto is performed on teeth that are clearly visible to the eye. Before conducting the extraction, your dentist will do a quick study of your mouth, teeth, and gums.

Your dentist near downtown will place local anesthesia on the gum area surrounding the tooth. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the dentist will use dental forceps to gently shake the tooth back and forth. Once the tooth is sufficiently loosened with the wiggling movements and pressure, the dentist will pull the tooth out. For deep, multi-rooted teeth, a dental elevator may be used. After completing the procedure, the dentist will check for signs of bleeding before prescribing you with painkiller medication.

 

Surgical Extraction

A surgical extraction is a more invasive dental procedure compared to a simple extraction. It is performed on teeth that are either barely visible or deeply impacted. Surgical extractions are performed by an oral surgeon.

This type of tooth extraction in Toronto is tedious and time-consuming. It involves cutting the gums and pulling back to expose the hidden tooth. If the tooth is deeply embedded, the dentist needs to cut the tooth into smaller pieces. After doing so, the dentist then removes the remnants of the tooth one by one.

Once the procedure is complete, your dentist near downtown may give you steroids and/or antibiotics. This medication is prescribed to prevent possible inflammation and infection of the gums.

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