The Dental Extraction
Professionals of Kanata
Kanata Tooth Extractions
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. Whatever the reason may
be, getting a tooth extracted can be a vital step in
restoring and maintaining your oral health.
team of dental experts that you can rely on. While tooth
extractions are quite simple, they need to be loosened,
handled and removed by professionals to ensure the
experience is smooth and relatively painless. If you or
someone you know needs to get a tooth extracted, refer
them to Village Green Dental Care in Kanata.
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Tooth Extraction Process
Different Types of Tooth Extractions
Depending on whether your tooth is visible or impacted, you’ll either need a simple or a surgical tooth extraction.
With a simple extraction, you’ll receive a local anesthetic which will numb the area around your tooth. Using a tool called an elevator, your dentist will loosen the tooth and then remove it with forceps.
A surgical tooth extraction is commonly performed for wisdom tooth removal and for impacted teeth. You’ll receive both local and intravenous anesthesia to numb the pain and to keep you relaxed. This process involves small incisions into your gum and may also require the removal of some bone around your tooth before it can be extracted.
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Recovering From a Tooth Extraction Procedure
Recovery Period for Tooth Extractions
The recovery period changes from one patient to the next, however, it typically takes a few days to recovery from a tooth extraction procedure. The following tips can help ensure that your recovery process goes smoothly:
- Take prescribed medications
- Apply an ice pack after the procedure to reduce swelling
- Rest & relax for the first 24 hours
- Brush & floss like normal – but avoid extraction area
- Eat soft foods the day of and the day after the extraction
If you’re experiencing severe pain that doesn’t subside after a couple of days, it may indicate the possibility of an infection. It’s important to monitor your recovery and report any prolonged pain to your dentist.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Tooth extractions can be needed for a variety of different reason, including:
- Overcrowded Teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Damaged Teeth
- Infection & Gum Disease
- Impacted Teeth
The first step of the tooth extraction procedure is to surround the area around the tooth with local anesthetic – to make sure that you don’t feel any pain. Once the anesthetics kick in, your dentist will use a variety of specialized tools like an elevator to loosen your tooth and forceps to extract your tooth.
Once the procedure is over, your dentist will provide you with specific instructions to care for your extraction site to prevent infection. This will typically include using sterile gauze to absorb the bleeding and rinsing with warm salt water.
There are several ways to ensure a quick and healthy healing process after your tooth extraction:
- Eat soft foods and avoid drinking through straws for 24 hours
- Ice the area to sooth pain
- Place gauze on the wound to reduce bleeding
- Avoid blood-thinning medications
- Carefully brush your teeth to avoid aggravating the extraction site
We won’t sugarcoat it, the process of getting your tooth pulled can cause some pain and discomfort. However, with local anesthesia, the pain will be very minimal and a dentist will typically recommend some pain relief medication for after the procedure.
The procedure is much quicker than you’d think. The entire process of extraction a tooth, from administering anesthetics to the extraction itself typically takes 20 – 40 minutes. However, it may very depending on how many teeth you need to get pulled and the potential complexity of the extraction.
Swelling is common after a tooth extraction. It may take a couple of days for the swelling and inflammation to go down. Icing a couple of times a day. (20 minutes on 20 minutes off) can help reduce the swelling and manage the pain as well.
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