Tooth Extraction in Burlington
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Burlington Family Dental Centre Clinic accepts most insurance plans and we will coordinate benefits if you have dual insurance. We’ll make it easy for you.
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We offer emergency tooth extraction procedures if you require urgent care. If we can’t treat you the same day, we’ll treat you the next day we’re open.
In-Office Tooth Extraction
We perform tooth extractions on-site at our modern, state-of-the-art dental clinic in Burlington.
Tooth Extractions in Burlington
Damaged teeth are a serious concern. If you have one damaged tooth, it can cause major problems to your oral health and lead to jawbone loss, tooth decay and gum disease. The experienced dentists at Burlington Family Dental Centre clinic will do our best to save your teeth with regular teeth cleanings and restorative fillings, but if the damage is beyond repair, you would likely need a tooth extraction.
A tooth extraction may sound like a complicated and scary procedure, but it is a common, simple procedure that the dentists at our dental clinic in Burlington have performed numerous times. It’s minimally invasive, and with our oral sedation options, will be painless. Whether you have dental anxiety or not, we will walk you through the treatment and help you decide whether tooth extraction is right for you.
Removing a tooth is not ideal, but sometimes it is necessary, and the compassionate team at our Burlington dental office will make the process as easy as possible for you. We will provide you with tooth replacement options such as bridges and implants so you can go back to your regular life in no time.
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Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions can be a necessary component of your overall oral health in certain circumstances.
Here are some of those circumstances for having a tooth extracted:
Risk of Infection
If your tooth is potentially infected, one of our dentists will evaluate the risk and extract it to prevent future, more complicated and painful problems in the future such as loss and decay of surrounding teeth.
In the centre of the tooth is where the pulp is and where the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth are located. If it is decayed, damaged or infected, the tooth will likely need to be extracted. A root canal can treat pulp infection in some scenarios. The Burlington Family Dental Centre team will decide which treatment is right for you.
When teeth cannot emerge through the gums properly it’s because there is not enough room in the mouth due to crowding. Extracting a tooth to ease the crowding is sometimes done to ensure there is no future damage to the other teeth in your mouth. This is the main reason for wisdom teeth. We also offer wisdom tooth extractions at our Burlington dental clinic.
If your gums are swollen or discoloured, you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. If a tooth becomes loose in this situation, it might need to be extracted before it infects other teeth.
How do dentists pull teeth?
The process for teeth extraction is quite common and simple. One of our experienced dentists in Burlington will numb the area, loosen the tooth and extract it. A blood clot then forms in the socket, and the dentist will provide you with a gauze pad to control the bleeding and prevent infection. Some patients may require stitching on the incision site. These stitches will dissolve after a few days. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a follow-up appointment if necessary.
There are two main types of tooth extraction and this is how they are performed:
The tooth extraction site will be numbed with anesthesia, and the dentist will loosen your tooth then extract it.
Sometimes, the damage to the tooth, or it’s position means a simple extraction is not possible. Surgical extractions are used to remove teeth that are not easy to reach or haven’t erupted through the gums.
How much does a tooth extraction cost?
The cost of teeth extractions depends on a few factors, such as position of the tooth, level of infection or damange and how easy is it to reach. Therefore, a tooth extraction can cost from $150 – $300 with the average insurance plan. Our dental office will happily help you understand the billing and insurance plan if you have one to simplify the process for you.
Book a free consultation today so our skilled dentists can evaluate your tooth damage and give you a more accurate quote on how much your tooth extraction will cost.
What to do after a tooth extraction
After your tooth extraction, we will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. They may prescribe you painkillers or antibiotics depending on the severity of the procedure. If you have any swelling, using a cold compress helps control it.
What to eat after tooth extraction
For 24 hours after having a tooth removed, only eat soft foods like soup (with no chewy chunks), jello, yogurt or applesauce. Make sure that these foods are not too hot or cold. In a few days and the days that follow, you can gradually introduce more solid foods . Also, try to avoid biting and chewing directly on the side where your tooth was extracted.
What to drink after tooth extraction
For the first 24 hours after your tooth extraction procedure, do not use a straw and don’t drink alcohol. Do not drink coffee and tea and do not put ice in your drinks. Avoid anything too hot or too cold which can cause discomfort and disrupt the extraction site.
How long does a tooth extraction take to heal
The recovery time for a tooth extraction will take about one to two weeks. Keep an eye on it every day as it should be improving. If there still is pain, bleeding and sweeling after 24 hours following the procedure, contact us right away.
Emergency Tooth Extraction
Sometimes patients require emergency dental services for tooth extractions. A severely abscessed tooth would lead to an emergency tooth extraction. If the abscess is untreated, it can cause severe illness and extreme trauma to the body including death.
Another emergency tooth extraction situation is a hemorrhage following an accident or injury. If a tooth has been knocked out of place and is bleeding from the tooth root, it will require urgent extraction.
Burlington Family Dental Centre offers emergency tooth extraction services in Burlington. Contact us immediately if you require urgent dental care.
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Tooth Extraction FAQs
Please read our frequently asked tooth removal questions and answers below. If you have a question related to our teeth extraction dental services please don’t hesitate to ask us.
How long does a tooth extraction take?
A tooth extraction can take from five minutes to forty-five minutes or an hour. The time it takes really depends on whether it’s a simple extraction or surgical extraction.
How long after tooth extraction can I eat?
Wait at least an hour to eat after your tooth extraction. For the first 24 hours or so after your procedure, remember to only eat soft foods. Don’t forget to remove the gauze pad.
How long does the pain last after a tooth extraction?
The pain shouldn’t last more than a day or so after the tooth extraction. However, the duration and amount of pain depends on the type of extraction and how many teeth were pulled. Your dentist may prescribe you painkillers for a more intense procedure. You can use the prescribed painkillers or a cold compress to control the swelling. If your pain continues or gets worse for more than 5 days after the procedure, call the dentist immediately.
What should a tooth extraction look like when healing? What does a blood clot after tooth extraction look like? How long does a blood clot last after tooth extraction?
A blood clot will form in the empty socket where the tooth was pulled. This is how your body builds tissue to cover the wound. This blood clot will last around 7 to 10 days, as long as it takes the tissue to cover the wound.
How do I stop the bleeding after tooth extraction?
You can stop the bleeding following the procedure with the gauze pad that your dentist gives you. Make sure to change the gauze pads once they are saturated/soaked. To stop bleeding, leave the pad in place for about four hours following your tooth extraction. Contact us immediately if bleeding keeps going after 24 hours following the extraction.
How do I get rid of infection after tooth extraction?
If you have an infection after a tooth extraction, contact us and we will diagnose the problem and come up with a treatment plan. We might prescribe antibiotics.
Here’s how to identify a tooth infection:
- Any pain or swelling that gets worse after 24 hours.
- If there is bleeding at the extraction site for over 24 hours.
- Check for unusual smells in your mouth.
- Check for any unusual discharge or different coloured fluids in the mouth.
For regular tooth extraction, how long after the extraction should you wait in order to get an implant?
Patients will usually have to wait a minimum of 10 weeks after the extraction before getting a dental implant.
For regular tooth extraction, how long after the extraction should you wait in order to get a bridge?
Patients will usually have to wait approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the extraction before getting a bridge to allow yourself to heal.
Other Dental Services
Wisdom tooth eruption can cause pain and crowd your existing molars. Our oral surgeons can ensure the wisdom tooth removal process is as painless as possible through sedation dentistry. We will also provide follow-up care to make sure your recovery is goin well after the wisdom tooth removal.
When a tooth breaks or tooth pain becomes unbearable you may require urgent dental care. Burlington Family Dental Centre offers emergency dental services for broken, chipped or dislodged teeth, crowns or fillings, gum bleeding and toothaches. Our dentists are able to accommodate any dental emergencies promptly.
Root canals are necessary when there is a really bad infection deep inside the tooth. This simple, painless procedure can save the tooth and get you out of pain preventing future infection.
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