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Our goal is always to save teeth! Although tooth extractions are always a last resort, Montgomery Dental Centre is pleased to offer the convenience of tooth extraction procedures when it becomes necessary or is recommended by your dentist.

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Why do teeth need to be extracted?

While tooth extractions are always a last resort, sometimes removal of the tooth makes the most sense in your situation. This might be because of any number of reasons:

  • Significant decay rendering the tooth unrestorable
  • Gum disease resulting in compromised support for the tooth
  • A fracture extending below the gum line which cannot be repaired
  • Orthodontic treatment requires their removal
  • They are adversely affecting other teeth or pose a risk of infection

Will a tooth extraction hurt?

We understand that for many people, the thought of having a tooth extracted induces fear and anxiety. Montgomery Dental Centre is committed to providing you with a comfortable experience from start to finish. With the appropriate anesthesia, extractions should not hurt. You will feel slight pressure during the surgery, as the tooth is rocked back and forth to loosen it, but adequate anesthesia will be provided to ensure that you do not feel any pain at all during the procedure.

What can I expect after my tooth is removed?

Every case is different, and your dentist will review with you what to expect after your tooth removal. Depending on the site of the extraction, you can expect a hole (socket) to be left where the tooth used to be. It is especially important that you leave the site alone for a few days. The hole will start to heal itself in approximately 6 weeks. In general, a small amount of discomfort is completely normal when the freezing wears off. Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help with the pain. Bleeding or swelling is usually minimal. It is not uncommon to bleed at the site of the extraction for many hours after the surgery. Don’t be alarmed if there is still bleeding up to 48 hours after the procedure.

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Symptoms that require attention include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe, uncontrolled bleeding and pooling of blood in the mouth
  • Sharp pain 3-4 days after the surgery
  • Dizziness or weakness
  • Food impaction in the socket, causing severe pain
  • Numbness or tingling that is unresolved days after the anesthesia was worn off

Some common instructions for immediately after your tooth extraction include, but are not limited to:

  • No rinsing for 24 hours after surgery
  • No spitting
  • No smoking
  • Eat soft foods and soups. Be sure to eat on the other side of the extraction site
  • No sucking on straws
  • Replace gauze every 30 minutes.
  • Use wet tea bags should you run out of gauze. Tea bags contain tannin, which restricts blood flow and helps reduce bleeding

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Montgomery Dental Centre
at (403) 452-5112 to set up a tooth extraction appointment today!

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