Are you a candidate for an extraction?
How do you know if you need an extraction? You can’t really tell until you come in and show us what’s causing you pain and discomfort. We may be able to provide relief and save the tooth or it may be time for a wisdom tooth or another problem tooth to come out. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we urge you to book an appointment so we can investigate further.
Remember to let our staff know if you are experiencing pain or can’t eat or sleep because of your tooth problem.
- Severe tooth pain
- Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Discolouration or a foul smell
- Jaw pain that you associate with headaches or ear aches
The Extraction Process
Step 1: Identifying the Issue
A tooth may need to be removed if it has the potential to cause an infection. Extractions can range from a single tooth removal to removing multiple teeth all at once. Each situation is unique and we will work with you to decide the best solution for you and your overall health.
Step 2: The Removal Process
Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient a local anesthetic can be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. We may also use laughing gas which can be discussed between the dentist and patient. Extractions are a common procedure and should not cause undue stress. We use a non-traumatic technique to gently ease teeth out when performing extractions. This allows for faster recovery time.
Step 3: Recovery
Once your tooth or teeth have been extracted we will give you detailed aftercare instructions and discuss pain relief. Our gentle extraction techniques are designed with recovery in mind. By being as gentle and exact as possible, there should be minimal discomfort and you should start feeling better in a matter of a few days. In the rare event that complications occur, such as ongoing pain or a fever, please call us right away for a follow up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to top of the line technology and years of experience with dental extractions the extraction process is commonly quick, easy, and pain-free. We are here to guide you every step of the way, including your aftercare.
You must ask your insurance provider if they cover extractions or wisdom tooth removal. After a consultation, we can provide you with a quote to submit to them to find out how much your out of pocket cost will be.
Complete recovery takes around 2 weeks. It’s important to free up your schedule for at least three to four days after the procedure before getting back to your daily routine. This will allow you enough time for rest and recovery.
Depending on your situation and how many teeth you need to have removed the cost can vary. Once you have scheduled your consultation we will be able to provide you with a personalized quote. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any other questions or concerns.