Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction London

Tooth removal without pain and under sedation if required. 

An excessively loose, decayed and damaged tooth may need a tooth extraction. And if you have a similar problem, visit us at London and MT Brydges Ontario dental care centers for a painless tooth extraction procedure. Our expert dental surgeons are a thorough professional and handle the most complex extractions of impacted teeth as quickly as the simplest ones. Our experienced and efficient dental staff will make you comfortable and manage dental emergencies with ease and patience. 

If you had a previous traumatic tooth extraction and much discomfort, our dental surgeons would counsel you to undergo removal under sedation or general anesthesia. This will make the procedure smooth for you, and you won’t remember a thing either will you feel any pain. Call us at our London and MT Brydges Ontario, dental care branches, to book an appointment today.

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On average we do 50+ complicated teeth extractions in a month between our offices.

You Need A Tooth Extraction In the Following Conditions

The following are the primary reasons when extraction of the tooth is the only option:-

Tooth Decay

if your tooth is excessively decayed or damaged so much that a root canal treatment may not be possible to save the tooth; your dentist will recommend extraction

Tooth trauma or damage

trauma to the tooth may knock it out, and when it cannot be replaced in the socket, the only alternative is its extraction

For Orthodontic purposes

crowding of teeth happens because the space in your jaw is insufficient to accommodate all your teeth, resulting in crowded teeth. To make space for your teeth for them to be in proper alignment, your dentist will need to pull out one or a few, depending on the severity of crowding.

Gum disease

if the extent of your gum disease is such that the bone support around your tooth is lost and it has become so loose that it cannot be saved in any condition; your dentist might recommend getting it extracted.

Risk of infection

oral cysts and tumors are generally associated with a tooth or several teeth. So, removing the cyst and tumor may warrant the removal of that particular tooth.


if you have to undergo treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, it is best to remove teeth that are prone to infection.

Tooth Extraction FAQ

Local anesthesia is generally administered for simple extractions while sedation or general anesthesia is used for surgical extractions, which makes the procedure completely painless. For post-operative swelling and pain, your dentist will prescribe analgesics and even antibiotics in some cases to prevent discomfort and reduce the chances of infection.

You will be asked to lie down on the dental chair, and then your dentist will administer the anesthesia. Once the anesthesia is active, your dentist will detach the gums from your tooth and rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it up. The tooth is then pulled out using a specific apparatus for one particular tooth. Sometimes if the hold of the tooth is firm in the bone, such as in back teeth, your dentist will need to use a dental drill to remove some part of the bone and gums to facilitate extraction. Once the tooth is pulled out, your wound may be sewed up, and cotton gauze is placed on the site on which you will be asked to bite down. You may have to wait in the dental office for a while for your dentist to make sure that you are not experiencing any complications.

You will have to follow the instructions of your dentist to the word. Some of the guidelines will include the following:-
– Do not spit the gauze piece out; always pick it up from your mouth and throw.
– You cannot eat or drink immediately after extraction
– Apply a cold compress to the surgical site
– 24 hrs after extraction, start warm saline rinses
– Do not brush at the site of extraction for up to 24hrs
– Eat soft foods for a few days after removal
– Don’t use a straw for drinking
– Take your medications on time
– Avoid heavy work for the first 24hrs

You will need to have your tests done before undergoing extractions to rule out bleeding disorders. Also, if you are on medication of any form, inform your dentist beforehand. Never hide the facts from your dentist.

Simple extractions will cost less than back tooth or molar tooth extractions. Also, the type of anesthesia used will influence the cost factor.

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