Sometimes, it is necessary to remove an adult tooth. This process is called extraction. Dr. Demarchi will inform you if an extraction is necessary and discuss your options with you.
Removing a single tooth can lead to problems related to chewing or cause your teeth to shift, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, we can provide options for replacing the extracted tooth. These options often include a bridge or a dental implant.
If you have questions about tooth extractions, please give our office a call.
Why Would a Tooth Need Extraction?
There are several reasons why a tooth might need to be removed in adulthood. These include:
- Crowded mouth
- Gum disease
- Damage from trauma
- Tooth decay
The Wisdom to Know Those Teeth Need to Go
The most common teeth extracted are the wisdom teeth—the molars at the back of the mouth that come in later in life, when you’re between 17 and 25.
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if:
- They’re so far back in your mouth that they do not come in normally but instead become trapped in your gums or jawbone
- They press against your other teeth after coming in at the wrong angle
- They are unable to fit properly in your mouth
- You have cavities or gum disease
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction, the doctor will numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums surrounding the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process, you will feel a lot of pressure. This pressure is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth to widen the socket for removal.
Most people tolerate the pressure well and feel little to no pain. Of course, if you do feel pain at any time during an extraction, please let us know right away.
People heal at different speeds, and you may feel some tenderness for a few days following the procedure. If you have any bleeding, place some moist gauze over the tooth socket and bite down firmly for 45 minutes.
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your extraction, please do not hesitate to call Dr. Demarchi or our Van Mills team.
Come Visit Us
Conveniently located just north of Queen Elizabeth Way, on Erin Mills Parkway in Van Mills Centre (Starbucks & RBC plaza) between Moon Sushi and Selloff Vacations.
- 1900 Fowler Drive, Unit D107
- Mississauga, ON L5K 0A1
- Phone: 905-823-7600
- Email: email@example.com
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Friday: By appointment only
- Saturday: By appointment only
- Sunday: Closed
Why Choose Us
Your dental appointment shouldn’t interrupt your busy life. We’re open 6 days a week to serve you best. We also offer evening appointments!
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