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Restorative Dentistry

Extractions for Problematic Teeth

Extractions for Problematic Teeth

Gentle Care in Challenging Situations

At Harbourfront Dental, we understand that tooth extraction is often a last resort for addressing a damaged, infected, or problematic tooth. While we prioritize saving your natural tooth whenever possible, sometimes an extraction is necessary for your comfort and care. If you find yourself in need of an extraction, we are here to offer you compassionate support and expert care.

Our dedicated team ensures that your tooth extraction procedure is as comfortable and painless as possible. To enhance your comfort, we provide a range of anesthetic and sedation options.

When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction may be required for various reasons, including:

  • Severe infection that has compromised part of the tooth
  • Bone loss due to infection
  • Advanced tooth decay
  • Overcrowding of teeth (this is common for wisdom teeth)

We offer personalized post-treatment care instructions to help you maintain your oral health during recovery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (416) 260-2001.

Avoiding Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms at the extraction site to begin the healing process. However, if this clot becomes dislodged too early in the healing process, it can result in a painful condition called dry socket. Here are some tips to prevent dry socket while you recover from your extraction.

  • Avoid using straws.
  • Do not smoke, as inhalation can disturb the clot and chemicals can hinder healing.
  • Do not drink warm or carbonated beverages.
  • Consume soft foods like yogurt, oatmeal, and applesauce for the first few days post extraction.
  • Consult with your doctor about any medications to ensure they do not interfere with healing.
  • Practice good oral hygiene and consider using an antibacterial mouthwash - but make sure not to swish the mouthwash vigorously.
  • Follow your doctor's recommendations for optimal oral care to support your recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on tooth extractions or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (416) 260-2001. Let us help you find relief with compassionate, expert care.