Bloor West Dental Group - Toronto

Dental Extractions in Toronto

Whether you require standard tooth removal or more complex dental surgery, tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be performed with very little pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

There are many reasons a tooth extraction may be required, including (but not limited to):

  • The extraction of baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own.
  • The extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment.
  • The extraction of teeth due to pain or infection.
  • The extraction of a broken tooth.

However, tooth extraction may not be your only option. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, we may still be able to provide you with quick relief while saving your tooth in the process. But early detection is crucial.

    Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Severe tooth pain.
  • Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums around the tooth or teeth.
  • Signs of gum disease such as discolouration, bleeding or a bad odour.

The Treatment Plan

There are many reasons a tooth may require removal. They include (but are not limited to) the extraction of baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own, the extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, and the extraction of teeth due to pain or infection.

A dental extraction removal usually requires one office visit and is performed by a dentist. Here is how we go about extracting the tooth:

Looking for solutions

If considering a tooth extraction for pain or infection, it is important to have a thorough assessment and discuss all options. Our ultimate goal is to save adult teeth whenever possible. We strive to keep you healthy, relieve any pain and preserve your teeth.

The removal process

An extraction can be performed by a general dentist or oral surgeon, with local anesthetic, and with or without sedation. We always strive to use a minimally invasive technique and remove teeth as gently as possible. We want you to feel comfortable and have a fast recovery.

Feeling better

You will be given aftercare instructions, regarding how to care for your mouth as it heals, what to expect, and what to do if you experience complications. We would be happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any additional concerns you may have.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many reasons to consider the removal of wisdom teeth.
Many times, there is not enough room in the mouth for these teeth to fully erupt. This can cause difficulty with oral hygiene, leaving these teeth at increased risk for cavities, infection, periodontal problems that may affect neighbouring teeth, and pain. With a radiograph and examination, we will be able to have a full discussion and decide together what is best for you.

Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. The procedure is
performed with local anaesthetic and can be done with or without sedation. We use tools and techniques that help us work quickly, precisely and with as little trauma as possible to promote fast healing. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to keep you relaxed and foster a speedy recovery.

About an hour after your procedure, you may remove the gauze that has
been placed in your mouth and you may have something to soft eat. Be sure to avoid hot foods, hard foods that contain small seeds, rinsing, and drinking from straws.

We will provide you with aftercare instructions specific to your needs at your appointment. Here are some general things you can do after a tooth extraction to minimize the risk of complications and encourage a speedy recovery:

– Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking.
– Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
– Avoid hot foods and drinks.
– Avoid hard, crunchy foods and foods with seeds
– Avoid physical activities and exercise.

Ideally, you should schedule three or four days of rest or light duty after your wisdom teeth come out. Resting will minimize your risk of complications and help you heal. Full recovery takes around 2 weeks but you should feel minimal discomfort during this time.

What Our Patients are Saying

Sinda Abbott

For over 30 years we have enjoyed the polite and cheery good attitudes of all of the dentists and staff at Bloor West Dental Group. On my visit today I was marvelling at the advances in technology in dentistry and Bloor West have kept up with and use that technology to our (the patient) advantage. Thanks for the fabulous dental service.
p.s. - I love the text/email reminders!

Maria Matvichuk

Always a pleasure to come here for my dental appointments. They made what used to be a terrible childhood expenience into a stressfree, positive time for my entire family.

Tracy McQuire

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Bloor West Dental Group for both me and my kids. Over the seven years we have been going to this office we have had a few dental issues and Dr. Jaclyn Chin has gone above and beyond to help us make informed decisions. You can tell that she genuinely cares about the well being of her patients and she will listen and help tailor treatment plans that fit budgets, lifestyles and comfort levels.

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