Need to have a tooth removed? Learn more about how we do extractions here
What are extractions?
Extractions are the final resort when it comes to fixing a person’s tooth ache. If a tooth has decayed so severely that no other treatment(s) can stop the pain, the only option is to remove the tooth. Extraction is the procedure to remove the tooth from your jaw painlessly.
When would I need teeth extractions?
Hopefully you will never need an extraction, but if any of your teeth start feeling discomfort, you may need to consult your dentist. We only suggest extractions when there are no other options. You may be able to save the tooth by using fillings, crowns, onlays with or without root canal treatment, and gum disease treatment.
Will the extraction procedure hurt?
We always use local anaesthetics to numb the area surrounding the tooth that needs to be extracted, so there should not be any pain while you are undergonig the procedure. That being said, the anaesthetic does not remove all sensation from the area. You will still feel the pulling sensation as we extract your tooth, but the pulling should not be painful.
How long does it take for the bleeding to stop after extraction?
We recommend patients keep a cotton pack pressed on the hole where the extracted tooth once sat to allow the wound to clot and stop the bleeding. Blood clotting normally happens within the span of an afternoon, but there is a slim chance the bleeding will not stop. If this happens, we recommend you go straight to the hospital to have them assess your condition. Clotting issues are not something dentists can treat, so we recommend going straight to the hospital in the event of any complications.