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Extractions & Wisdom Teeth

At Big Bay Point Dentistry, our dentist performs tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removals to help alleviate pain and prevent further dental health issues.

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Extractions & Wisdom Teeth, Barrie Dentist

Relieving Tooth Pain & Misalignment

At Big Bay Point Dentistry, our dentist will always try to use the least-invasive method in an effort to save a natural tooth. However, sometimes this just isn't possible, and it’s necessary to have the tooth extracted.

Some common reasons that might require someone to have a tooth extracted include sustaining excessive damage to a tooth, or problematic wisdom teeth that are affecting a patient's oral health. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures. This is done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort for the patient.

If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures. If your wisdom teeth are starting to grow in and are causing you pain or are leading to other oral health-related issues, schedule a consultation with us today.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between 17 and 25 years of age.

This third set of teeth is not always functional and may cause your other teeth to shift and become crowded. They may also create problems with your oral hygiene because crowded teeth are more difficult to floss between and brush effectively. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them.

Tooth Extractions

You may require a tooth extraction if you have a tooth that becomes excessively damaged, due to injury, gum disease or decay.

An extraction is a common procedure that is often performed with local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth that is being removed. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will do their best to gently remove the tooth from the socket.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

After your extraction, you will be given a detailed list of post-surgical instructions. Here are some general guidelines for recovery:

Keep the extraction site clean: You can do this by gently rinsing the area with an antimicrobial mouthwash two to three times a day. Avoid brushing directly over your extraction site until your dentist tells you it’s safe. But make sure that you are brushing and flossing all other areas of your teeth as you normally would.

Take any medication as directed: Your dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers. It’s important to take all of these medications as directed.

Avoid strenuous activity for at least two days: An elevated heart rate can cause increased postoperative bleeding and discomfort. Ask your dentist when it’s safe to resume your normal routine.

If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort after your extraction, contact your dentist immediately.

New Patients Always Welcome

We are accepting new patients! Don't hesitate to reach out to us and take the first step toward achieving better oral health outcomes.

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