At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we understand that tooth extractions can be a concern for many patients. Rest assured, our experienced dental team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and providing you with the best possible care during this procedure.

When is Tooth Extraction Necessary

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While our goal is always to preserve your natural teeth, there are situations where tooth extraction becomes necessary for the sake of your oral health.

Severe Decay Teeth that are extensively decayed and cannot be restored through treatments like fillings or crowns may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection.

Advanced Gum Disease In cases of advanced gum disease (periodontitis), teeth may become loose due to the loss of supporting bone. Extracting these teeth can help prevent the disease from spreading further.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often don't have enough space to fully emerge, leading to pain, infection, or shifting of neighboring teeth. In such cases, extraction is recommended.

Orthodontic Reasons Some orthodontic treatments may require the removal of certain teeth to achieve proper alignment.

The Extraction Process

Our dental professionals are skilled in performing tooth extractions with the utmost care. Here's what you can expect during the extraction procedure

Assessment We begin by evaluating your dental condition and taking X-rays to understand the tooth's position and root structure.

Anesthesia Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring your comfort during the procedure.

Extraction The tooth is gently loosened using specialized instruments. In some cases, a small incision might be necessary to access the tooth.

Stitches If needed, stitches may be placed to aid in the healing process. These stitches are usually dissolvable and don't require removal.

Aftercare We provide you with post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort. Over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs can help manage any mild pain or swelling.

Maintaining Oral Health After Extraction

After a tooth extraction, it's important to follow our aftercare instructions to promote healing and prevent complications. Depending on the situation, we can discuss options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

Compassionate Care for Your Comfort

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we understand that tooth extractions can be a concern. Our caring team is dedicated to providing a comfortable experience and explaining each step of the process to alleviate any worries you may have.

If you're experiencing dental issues that might require a tooth extraction or have questions about the procedure, don't hesitate to reach out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our experts are here to guide you toward the best solution for your dental health.