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Dental Extractions in Thornhill

Whether you require standard tooth removal or more complex dental surgery, tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be performed with very little pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction might be necessary for various reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Removing baby teeth that don’t fall out naturally.
  • Extracting teeth as part of orthodontic treatment.
  • Removing teeth due to pain or infection.
  • Taking out a fractured tooth.

However, extraction isn’t always the only solution. If you’re suffering from toothache, we might be able to offer immediate relief and possibly save your tooth, especially if the problem is caught early.

Please inform us if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Intense toothache.
  • Pain that intensifies when you apply pressure or chew.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums around one or more teeth.
  • Symptoms of gum disease, such as discolouration, bleeding, or a foul smell.

The Treatment Plan

A tooth extraction procedure is performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon and usually requires only one office visit. Here is how we go about the process, from determining if tooth removal is the right decision for you, to tooth extraction, to aftercare:

Looking for Solutions

Before proceeding with any tooth extractions, our dentists will thoroughly assess your symptoms and discuss available options with you to decide the most appropriate course of action for your dental health.

The Removal Process

Depending on the dentist’s recommendation and the patient’s preference, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted. Our oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive approach to ensure the gentle removal of teeth. Ensuring your comfort and promoting a speedy recovery are our foremost concerns.

Feeling Better

You will receive detailed aftercare guidelines, which include:

  • Instructions for caring for your mouth during the healing process.
  • Information on what to anticipate during recovery.
  • Advice on how to handle any complications that may arise.

We are also available to arrange a follow-up appointment to address any further questions or concerns you might have.

Cost of a Dental Extraction

The cost of dental extractions can vary widely. With a typical insurance plan, a dental extraction commonly costs about $100 — $200+ out of pocket. We would be happy to provide you with a quote in advance to submit to your insurance provider to find out what your out of pocket costs would be. Without insurance, you can expect to pay approximately $250 to $600+ per tooth. The cost of a dental extraction will vary depending on several factors.

No dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone because your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral exam. There are two broad categories that dental extractions fall under which may give you a better idea of what your extraction may cost and why:

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complication would merit a lower cost estimate.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is more complex and involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. A surgical extraction, requiring a great amount of consideration, delicate care and expertise will come at a greater cost.

Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone as the procedures are complex and depend on many factors. Every case is different so it is important to speak with a dentist who will evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The removal of wisdom teeth is often seen as a milestone event, but in reality, it’s only necessary if they become impacted or cause issues with your jaw and other teeth.

With advanced dental technology and techniques, tooth extractions are now almost pain-free. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by the speed and ease of the procedure. While some discomfort is normal, we will offer comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure your comfort during the swift healing period.

Approximately one hour post-procedure, you can remove the gauze pads placed in your mouth and start eating. It’s important to stick to soft foods for the initial 24 hours. Also, it’s advisable to steer clear of hot foods and refrain from using 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.

The healing period for a straightforward tooth extraction typically spans 7 to 10 days. In contrast, more intricate procedures like surgical tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal may require around 2 weeks for full recovery. Regardless of the procedure’s complexity, you can expect minimal discomfort during the healing process.

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

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