Do you really need to have your tooth extracted?
We want to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. If you are suffering from a toothache, then our first priority is to get you relief. Next, we will see if there is any possible way we can save your natural tooth. If we discover that there is no reasonable way to keep your tooth whole and pain-free, then we may recommend extraction. Even if you need to have your tooth removed, we will help you choose a tooth replacement solution, like dental implants.
Your tooth might have to be extracted if you notice one or more of these symptoms:
- Severe tooth pain
- Dental pain that gets worse when you chew
- Tooth pain in response to food temperature changes
- A stiff or painful jaw
- Swollen gums
- Gum disease symptoms such as bleeding gums or chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
Dental Extraction: What to Expect
Getting your tooth removed could be the key to getting your oral health back on-track and creating a smile you can be proud of. Tooth extraction may sound scary, but it’s actually a very safe and common procedure. Plus, our team will make your treatment go by quickly and comfortably.
Here’s the process we will follow to ensure that your extraction is pain-free and successful.
We want to be sure that extraction is really the best option for you. As long as your natural tooth can be saved, then we want to help you do just that. Extraction may be necessary if you have an extra tooth, a retained baby tooth, an impacted tooth, or a severely damaged or infected tooth. We’ll carefully examine your teeth to get a complete picture of your dental health and then recommend the right solution for you.
Your extraction should take only one appointment. We’ll administer a numbing injection which will keep your mouth numb so that you can rest comfortably during the procedure. The dentist will use a minimally invasive technique and advanced dental instruments to help your tooth come out quickly and easily. You won’t feel any pain, but if you are still nervous about your treatment, we can supply you with dental sedation to help you relax.
When it comes to tooth extraction, a restful recovery is just as important as the procedure itself. Our team will give you instructions for a personalized after-care routine to help you recover quickly so that you can get back to your normal daily schedule. We’ll let you know what foods and activities you should avoid while recovering, and we’ll recommend things that can help you heal faster. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery period, contact us right away so that we can help you. Once your mouth has fully recovered, we will help you replace your tooth with a dental implant or dental bridge.
Cost Of A Dental Extraction In Mississauga
The cost to have a tooth extracted is different from patient to patient. If you would like to get a quote in advance, we can take a look at your tooth and provide you with an estimate based on your unique treatment needs.
An extraction may cost you anywhere from $100–200 if you have insurance. Without insurance, the total rises to around $200–600 per tooth.
Please be aware that we can’t give you an accurate dental extraction cost estimate over the phone. We can only calculate your treatment cost after examining your mouth to find out how complex your treatment may be.
In general, tooth extractions are grouped into two categories based upon their complexity:
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple extraction is when the dentist removes a tooth that is visible above the gum tissue. Most dentists can perform simple extractions, and a little local anaesthetic should be all you need to stay comfortable during a simple extraction. Simple extractions are thus the least expensive of the two types of extractions.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
Surgical extraction is required in cases where a tooth is still stuck below the gums (like impacted wisdom teeth), or if there is any part of it that needs to be removed via surgery. For example, if you have a tooth that has broken off at the gum line, then the tooth roots may need to be surgically extracted. Surgical extractions cost more because they require a more sensitive technique, more specialized equipment, and more sedation options.
Contact Us Today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam
Call us right away if you are in pain and want to know if a tooth extraction can get you relief. Even if you don’t have a dental emergency, we can still help you schedule a comprehensive dental health examination. During this examination, we’ll carefully evaluate your smile so that we can recommend the best treatment solution for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
In spite of common perception, wisdom tooth removal is not an automatic rite of passage. It all depends on how the wisdom teeth grow in. You may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if they become impacted or infected or if there isn’t enough room in your mouth for them to grow in straight.
While tooth extraction may sound traumatic, the procedure is actually much more comfortable now than it used to be, thanks to local anesthesia. Additionally, we use advanced tools and minimally invasive techniques at our clinic to make sure that extractions are fast, safe, and comfortable. It is normal to experience some discomfort after you have a tooth removed, but we’ll show you what you can do to minimize discomfort and heal quickly after your procedure.
You’ll have to keep the gauze on the extraction site for about an hour after the procedure to stop the bleeding. After this, you can go ahead and eat something. Just stay away from hot foods and avoid chewing on the side where you had a tooth removed. Stick to a diet of liquids and soft foods for the first 24 hours after your extraction.
We’ll tell you everything you need to know before you come in for your extraction appointment. Our team will give you a list of instructions that are tailored to your individual needs, but the instructions will also include general things like:
It should only take you about three or four days to recover from a tooth extraction. Recovery from a surgical extraction can be a bit longer. Make sure that you plan to allow yourself plenty of time to rest during your first few days of recovery. This will help you heal faster and minimize your risk of developing complications.
The ideal alternative to extracting a tooth is to restore it. We may be able to help you save a damaged tooth with a dental crown or root canal. But if it’s simply not possible to repair your tooth, then extraction is likely your only option. Leaving an impacted, damaged, or diseased tooth in your mouth opens you up to the risk of infection and discomfort.