Tooth Extraction / Removal

Preserving Your Oral Health Through Tooth Extraction

At Avant Dental, we never want to extract a tooth, but sometimes it’s necessary. Whether due to crowding, tooth decay, or excessive disease of the tissue surrounding your teeth, there are some instances when we’ll be preserving your oral health by removing one or more teeth.

We know tooth extraction and removal is an unpleasant thing to think about, but don’t worry! We’ll perform your extraction in a comfortable setting under anaesthesia and oral sedation, if desired. Our goal is to make a potentially unpleasant experience into one that you’ll get through without fear or worry.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Severe Decay: When your teeth are severely decayed, it can make fillings, crowns, or other restorations difficult to do. This is often the case when a tooth has become decayed enough to break, or if a significant amount of the tooth below the gumline has become damaged.

Broken or Fractured Teeth: While many cases of broken teeth can be resolved with a crown or bonding, deep fractures or a tooth that is shattered into several pieces can be impossible to fix.

Crowding: Crowded teeth can make treatment like Invisalign difficult. Many patients seeking Invisalign orthodontic solutions have mouths that are too small for all of their teeth, leading to crowding that causes several teeth to be out of alignment.

Infection or Risk of Infection: When a tooth suffers from decay or dental pulp infection, a root canal can often be an easy way to resolve the pain and danger to your oral health. In some instances of severe infection, extraction is necessary to prevent the spread of the infection into your gums, jaw, or neighbouring teeth.

Gum Disease: If left untreated, gum disease can result in teeth that are unstable and prone to falling out. Extraction in this case can save your other teeth through proactive decisions to opt for implants or bridges.

Preserving Your Health

When a tooth is extracted, bone loss can occur that makes future implants or other restoration difficult. We can preserve your bone socket by filling it with a bone growth compound! This will preserve the mass of the bone in the area and keep your surrounding teeth secure and healthy. It will also make future choices easier by ensuring your mouth is healthy and stable!

After your teeth extractions, you’ll probably experience some sensitivity. Take any prescribed painkillers, and use an ice pack to reduce swelling. It’s important to keep a few things in mind to help yourself heal quickly and easily:

  • Be careful not to disrupt the blood clots that form in your sockets! Don’t put excess pressure on your mouth through using a straw, smoking, spitting, or anything else that can cause suction.
  • Be careful when brushing your teeth – don’t disturb the socket!
  • Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours. Slowly add solid foods back to your diet as you heal, but be careful of the extraction site!

If you think you need a tooth extracted, it’s best that we see you soon! The longer you wait, the more painful and difficult it can become! Call one of our four Winnipeg locations today, or schedule an appointment using our online form. We look forward to helping you!


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