Dental extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Other indications are related to impacted or problematic wisdom teeth or to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Removing a tooth is necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. Removing the tooth can help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth.
Before removing your tooth, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. You can gently bite down on a cotton gauze pad placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding. In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days.
The removed tooth can be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge. The dentist at 2000 Yonge Dental will discuss the best treatment options for your individual needs.