Emergency & Other Surgical Dental Services in Hamilton

Tooth Extraction in Hamilton

Our primary objective in dental care is to proactively safeguard against tooth loss by employing various preventive measures and treatments. However, it's important to acknowledge that in some specific scenarios, the most prudent course of action for preserving a patient's overall oral health and ensuring the longevity of their smile may involve the extraction of one or more teeth.

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  • When is tooth extraction recommended for overall oral health?

    When this is the case, our team may recommend extraction to protect overall oral health and prevent more severe oral health issues. Extraction may be recommended in the following instances:

    • When severe decay affects more than ½ of the tooth or has weakened surrounding teeth
    • As a preparation for an orthodontic treatment to allow teeth to move into their ideal alignment
    • Prior to placing dentures, one or more damaged teeth may be extracted to ensure the longevity of the prosthetic
  • What Does the Procedure Involve?

    A tooth extraction procedure involves the removal of a damaged, decayed, or problematic tooth from the mouth. It typically begins with local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. The dentist or oral surgeon then uses specialized tools to loosen the tooth within its socket before gently extracting it. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be necessary, which involves making a small incision to access the tooth. After removal, the area may be stitched if needed, and gauze is placed to control bleeding. Post-operative care instructions are given to ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort.

  • Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?

    Tooth extractions typically involve the use of local anesthesia, which numbs the area and minimizes pain during the procedure. Patients may feel some pressure and movement as the dentist or oral surgeon removes the tooth, but they should not experience severe pain. After the extraction, there may be some discomfort or mild pain, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and following post-operative care instructions. The level of pain or discomfort can vary from person to person and depends on factors like the tooth’s condition and the individual’s pain tolerance. Overall, while there may be some discomfort, tooth extractions are generally not intensely painful.

  • What Can You Expect After the Procedure?

    After a tooth extraction procedure, you can expect some common post-operative experiences. These may include mild discomfort or pain at the extraction site, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Swelling and some bruising may occur, particularly for more complex extractions. It’s essential to follow your dentist’s or oral surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, which may include avoiding certain foods, practicing good oral hygiene, and taking prescribed medications if necessary. Healing typically takes a few days to a few weeks, with a gradual improvement in comfort. If you experience severe or prolonged pain, bleeding, or any concerning symptoms, contact your dental professional for guidance.

  • When is tooth extraction recommended for overall oral health?
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    When this is the case, our team may recommend extraction to protect overall oral health and prevent more severe oral health issues. Extraction may be recommended in the following instances:

    • When severe decay affects more than ½ of the tooth or has weakened surrounding teeth
    • As a preparation for an orthodontic treatment to allow teeth to move into their ideal alignment
    • Prior to placing dentures, one or more damaged teeth may be extracted to ensure the longevity of the prosthetic
  • What Does the Procedure Involve?
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    A tooth extraction procedure involves the removal of a damaged, decayed, or problematic tooth from the mouth. It typically begins with local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. The dentist or oral surgeon then uses specialized tools to loosen the tooth within its socket before gently extracting it. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be necessary, which involves making a small incision to access the tooth. After removal, the area may be stitched if needed, and gauze is placed to control bleeding. Post-operative care instructions are given to ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort.

  • Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?
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    Tooth extractions typically involve the use of local anesthesia, which numbs the area and minimizes pain during the procedure. Patients may feel some pressure and movement as the dentist or oral surgeon removes the tooth, but they should not experience severe pain. After the extraction, there may be some discomfort or mild pain, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and following post-operative care instructions. The level of pain or discomfort can vary from person to person and depends on factors like the tooth’s condition and the individual’s pain tolerance. Overall, while there may be some discomfort, tooth extractions are generally not intensely painful.

  • What Can You Expect After the Procedure?
    image description

    After a tooth extraction procedure, you can expect some common post-operative experiences. These may include mild discomfort or pain at the extraction site, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Swelling and some bruising may occur, particularly for more complex extractions. It’s essential to follow your dentist’s or oral surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, which may include avoiding certain foods, practicing good oral hygiene, and taking prescribed medications if necessary. Healing typically takes a few days to a few weeks, with a gradual improvement in comfort. If you experience severe or prolonged pain, bleeding, or any concerning symptoms, contact your dental professional for guidance.

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Harris County
  • Hamilton
  • Waverly Hall
  • Shiloh
  • Pine Mountain
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  • Fortson
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  • Midland
  • Upatoi
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  • Hogansville
  • LaGrange
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  • Valley, AL
  • Lanett, AL
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