Tooth extraction Ottawa
We help keep your smile healthy by removing damaged or overcrowded teeth. Book a visit to find out the best treatment options for you.
Reasons for a tooth extraction
Even though tooth extraction is a last resort, there are several instances when it may be necessary to maintain oral health.
If you’re concerned that you may need a tooth extraction, our Ottawa dentists can help determine the best treatment option for you.
Extensive tooth decay
When tooth decay can’t be addressed with restoration procedures, a tooth extraction may be necessary.
Molars that haven’t fully erupted from the gums may need to be extracted to prevent damage to other teeth and tissues.
Untreated gum disease causes gum and bone loss, which can lead to loose teeth that need to be extracted.
A tooth that is badly damaged in an accident may need to be removed to prevent infection, decay, and other issues.
If your teeth are too big to fit in your mouth, you may need a tooth extraction to make space and prepare for orthodontia
Improve your oral health and make space for dental implants
A tooth extraction is when your dentist removes a tooth from the socket. If your tooth is loose or badly damaged, a tooth extraction may be the best option to relieve pain and make space for a dental implant.
You may also need a tooth extraction to remove a wisdom tooth that is causing issues.
Benefits of tooth extraction
Our dentists always strive to save and restore teeth. However, in instances when tooth extraction is necessary, there can be immediate benefits.
- Prevents the spread of tooth decay and infection.
- Relieves pain and helps you eat and speak normally.
- Prevents overcrowding issues, such as bite misalignment.
- Makes way for a dental implant to restore your smile.
Tooth extraction process in Ottawa
Step 1: Consult with your Dentist
The first step to tooth extraction is to consult with your dentist. They will examine your teeth and determine if the tooth can be saved, or if it will need to be removed.
Step 2: Local anesthesia
Your dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area, so that your tooth extraction is as pain-free as possible. In some more complex cases, dental sedation may be used to put you to sleep. We offer sedation dentistry [Link to sedation dentistry page] for a stress-free experience.
Step 4: Extraction
If your dentist is extracting an impacted wisdom tooth, they will first remove any gum tissue or bone covering the tooth. They will then gently loosen the tooth and remove it. Finally, your dentist will close up the area with dissolvable stitches.
Step 5: Home care
After extracting your tooth, your dentist will review the steps for home care such as proper cleaning, and what foods to eat. They’ll also advise you on pain management during the healing process. You’ll likely be scheduled for a checkup one week later.
New to our clinic? What to expect
1. Book a visit
We’re always here to help you reach your healthy smile goals. The first step is to give us a call at 613-224-1393 or book a visit online.
2. First visit
During your initial visit, one of our friendly Ottawa dentists will perform an exam and come up with the right treatment plan for your needs.
3. Your smile, your choice
We know that coming to the dentist can be intimidating. We’ll help put you at ease, so you can make empowered choices about your oral health.
We want to meet you
Our skilled and trusted Ottawa dentists do their best to ensure that the tooth extraction process is as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We welcome new patients in Ottawa.