Ellesmere Village Dental - Scarborough

Dental Extractions in Scarborough

Whether you need a routine tooth extraction or a more intricate dental surgical procedure, tooth removal is a commonly performed process that typically involves minimal pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

There are various reasons why you might require a tooth extraction, including but not limited to:

  1. Removing baby teeth that struggle to shed naturally.
  2. Extracting teeth as part of orthodontic treatment.
  3. Addressing teeth affected by pain or infection.
  4. Managing the extraction of a fractured tooth.

Nonetheless, tooth extraction may not be your sole option. If you’re grappling with tooth pain, there may be a chance to swiftly alleviate your discomfort while preserving the tooth. However, timely detection is paramount.

Please inform us if you are experiencing any of the subsequent symptoms:

  1. Intense toothache.
  2. Pain that exacerbates when applying pressure or during chewing.
  3. Jaw discomfort or rigidity.
  4. Swelling in the gums surrounding the affected tooth or teeth.
  5. Indications of gum disease such as discoloration, bleeding, or unpleasant odor.

The Plan of Care

A tooth extraction procedure is conducted by either a dentist or an oral surgeon, typically completed in a single office appointment. Here’s an overview of the entire process, starting with the evaluation of whether tooth removal is the appropriate course of action for you, through the extraction itself, and concluding with post-procedure care:

Looking for Solutions

Prior to any tooth extraction, our dentists will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms and engage in a comprehensive discussion of available options, aiming to ascertain the most suitable path forward for your dental health and well-being.

The Removal Process

Depending on the dentist’s and the patient’s preferences, a local anesthetic may be administered to numb the specific areas where the tooth is to be extracted. In cases where necessary, sedation options can also be provided. Our oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive approach to extract teeth with the utmost care and gentleness, prioritizing your comfort and a speedy recovery as our primary concerns.

Improvement in Well-Being

You will receive post-treatment guidelines, which encompass:

  1. Guidance on caring for your healing mouth.
  2. Information about expected post-extraction changes.
  3. Instructions for managing any potential complications.

We are more than willing to arrange a follow-up appointment to address any further questions or concerns you may have.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth extraction may be necessary in several situations, including:

-Severe tooth decay or damage that cannot be restored.
-Crowding of teeth or preparation for orthodontic treatment.
-Impacted wisdom teeth causing pain or dental issues.
-Infection or abscess within the tooth or gums.
-Periodontal (gum) disease affecting tooth stability.
-Trauma or a fractured tooth beyond repair.

The cost of tooth extraction can vary widely based on factors such as location, the complexity of the extraction, the type of dentist or oral surgeon performing the procedure, and whether dental insurance covers it. On average, a simple extraction can cost between $75 to $200, while surgical extractions or wisdom tooth removal can range from $225 to $600 or more per tooth. It’s essential to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon for an accurate cost estimate.

During a tooth extraction, you should not feel pain due to the local anesthesia administered to numb the area. However, you may experience some pressure and sensations during the procedure. Discomfort and mild pain are common after the anesthesia wears off, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Severe pain is not typical and should be reported to your dentist.

The recovery time after a tooth extraction varies depending on factors like the complexity of the extraction, your overall health, and how well you follow aftercare instructions. Generally, you can expect a few days to a week for the initial healing process. Complete bone healing can take several months. It’s crucial to follow post-extraction care guidelines for a smoother recovery.

Dry socket is a relatively rare but painful complication that can occur after a tooth extraction. The highest risk period for dry socket is typically within the first 3-5 days after the extraction. After this initial period, the risk decreases significantly. If you experience severe, throbbing pain in the days following an extraction, it’s essential to contact your dentist or oral surgeon promptly, as they can provide treatment to alleviate the discomfort and promote healing.

Ellesmere Village Dental - Scarborough

Dr. Ghorbani

Oral Surgeon

Your Dental Extractions Oral Surgeon

Dr. Ghorbani is best described by his colleagues as innovative and enthusiastic. He is incredibly organized and is easily able to tackle any area of dentistry. His patients would say that he has an undeniable energy that keeps them calm, at ease and even enjoying their time in his dental chair.

As a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Canada, Dr. Ghorbani, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) has the education, experience and compassion to resolve patient demands requiring Dental Implants and Oral Surgery. His re-certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery comes from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ghorbani is a leader in everything that he does and strives to ensure that every patient is educated and up-to-date with their oral health needs.

In his spare time, you can find him with family, travelling, camping and enjoying winter sports.

He looks forward to seeing you soon!

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