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What To Expect From A Tooth Extraction In Toronto

An individual might need a tooth extraction for a number of reasons. If a tooth is severely decayed, has broken and cannot be repaired, is impacted, or has advanced gum disease, they may need to be extracted. In most cases, a tooth extraction in Toronto dental clinics is a last option and every effort will be made to keep the natural tooth. But in extreme cases, a tooth extraction becomes necessary.

What is the process of having an extraction?

The dentist will do everything he can to ensure your comfort during an extraction. He may administer a local anesthetic to numb the area of the mouth where the extraction will occur. They may also administer sedation to make sure you don’t feel discomfort or pain during the procedure. You should only feel some slight pressure, but no pain during the extraction.

Post-Procedure Care

Once the tooth has been removed, you may feel some pressure since the anesthetic will continue to block pain from around the nerves. After the tooth has been extracted, it’s important to have a blood clot form. This will stop the bleeding so the healing process can begin. The socket where the tooth once was will need to be watched carefully to ensure there are no complications or bone loss. Bone loss can begin as soon as a tooth is gone. The dentist will give you some specific directions that you will need to follow. This may include taking medications, or avoiding real hot foods or sucking through a straw for 24 hours following the procedure.

When will it feel better?

Once the anesthetic wears off, the area might be painful. The dentist may recommend some pain medications for you. It should only take a couple of days for the area to feel normal and pain free. You should be able to resume normal activities.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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