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Dental Extractions

At Smiles on Queen, we always strive to help you maintain healthy teeth for a long time to come. However, there are certain situations where we recommend a patient to undergo a tooth extraction. The process of removing a tooth is generally a routine surgical procedure.
We have licensed and experienced dentists capable of making every tooth extraction process as painless as possible for the patient. We will go over some of the options you may want to consider before you finally decide to get rid of the tooth for good. As always, we strive to help you restore the perfect oral health. But if dental extraction is your preferred option, we’ll be happy to provide the best possible service.

301 Queen st south, unit 3c,
Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1
Tel.: 905-533-2030
Fax: 905-533-2032

Common reasons for dental extraction

Some of our patients undergo tooth extraction for the following reasons:

  • Painful or infected tooth (declined or unsuitable for other treatment options)
  • Severely broken or decayed teeth that is no longer restorable
  • Minimize crowding in the mouth (orthodontic reasons)
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Retained baby teeth
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • To facilitate prosthesis fabrication

What to expect during tooth extraction

Before any tooth extraction is done, our dentist will first prescribe an x-ray to determine the condition and position of the tooth roots as well as the health of the surrounding bone tissue. The dentist will review your medical history in order to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, or if a referral to a specialist will be more appropriate. For anxious patients, the dentist can offer options for sedation that you can choose based on your needs.

In most cases, a local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth, surrounding bone and gum tissue of where the tooth is to be removed. Sometimes the dentist may use additional sedatives such as oral sedatives or laughing gas (Nitrous oxide) during the procedure. Sedation is done to give you a more comfortable tooth extraction process. If there is a need to preserve bone volume, such as for future implant placement, our dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure to maintain the site and minimize bone loss once the tooth is extracted.

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Taking care of extraction site after teeth removal

Once the tooth extraction procedure is done, you will be advised on how to maintain the area in order to prevent infection and optimize healing.

 

  • Avoid spitting, drinking from a straw, and rinsing during the first day to minimize movement and irritation at the extraction site.
  • Brushing and hygiene can be resumed the following day, but be gentle around the extraction site
  • Stick with softer food (such as mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, smoothies) for several days, until comfortable to resume regular diet
  • Cold compress (such as ice pack or pack of frozen vegetables) can be applied on the area 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, to avoid extended cold exposure to skin
  • For smokers, do not smoke for at least 48 hours!
  • Medications may be prescribed to help prevent infection, and to reduce swelling and pain.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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