Tooth Extractions

Extractions in KANATA

A dental extraction takes place when a tooth is professionally removed from its socket. Tooth extractions are simple, routine procedures performed during a scheduled dental appointment when the tooth is visible in the mouth.

Though dental extractions may cause anxiety, they can be an important part of restoring and maintaining good oral health. In addition, extractions in Kanata help patients avoid more serious problems in the future. Village Green Dental Care offers extractions for new and existing patients.

Reasons for Dental Extraction

One of the most well-known reasons for dental extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. However, there are many reasons why this procedure may be necessary to remove one or more teeth for a patient.

The following conditions may require a visit to our dental practice near you for an extraction:

  • Irreparable tooth decay
  • Serious tooth infection
  • Presence of extra teeth
  • Overcrowding in mouth
  • Removal of baby teeth
  • Removal of wisdom teeth
  • Orthodontic preparation or treatment

Extractions are usually performed during an outpatient visit in a dental office. If the procedure is more complicated, an oral surgeon may perform the extraction. However, most dental extractions are straightforward.

Extraction Procedure

For simple extractions of visible teeth in the mouth, one of our dentists will provide a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth to be removed. Once the affected tooth is loosened with professional dental tools, it is removed.

If the affected tooth to be extracted is within the gum, impacted, or broken, the extraction process may be a bit more involved. These extractions may require incisions in the gum and a deeper level of anesthesia to help with pain.

The recovery for dental extractions, as a rule, is simple. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, our dentists in Kanata will recommend rest and avoiding strenuous activity for a couple of days. Medications may be prescribed to manage pain. Patients are advised to eat soft foods and brush their teeth carefully for a short time. In general, healing from dental extractions takes just a few days.

Contact Village Green Dental Care for information about extractions near you, new patients are always welcome.