Comfortable Tooth Extractions in Windsor
The main goal of dental care is to preserve your natural teeth and maintain the function and health of your smile. However, if your tooth has suffered severe damage beyond repair, sometimes the best option is to perform an extraction to protect your oral health. Tooth extraction alleviates your pain and eliminates the root cause of the problem. It also protects nearby teeth and gum tissues from damage.
Little River Dental offers gentle tooth extractions in Windsor if you have severe tooth damage or as part of orthodontic treatment. We also provide tooth replacement options to rebuild your smile after your procedure. We strive to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your treatment, combining skilled dentistry with a gentle chairside manner. Contact us today to learn more about our tooth extraction services in Windsor.
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Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Although adult teeth are supposed to be permanent, certain circumstances can make removal necessary. Some common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Baby Teeth: When a child's baby tooth fails to come out naturally, the permanent tooth may attempt to emerge in front of or behind the baby tooth. Dental extraction will prevent the baby tooth from negatively impacting the development of your child's smile.
- Diseases and Trauma: While crowns and root canals can repair damaged teeth, sometimes the damage or infection may be too severe to eliminate. Trauma from accidents can cause your teeth to break irreparably, leaving extraction as the only option. Also, illnesses like gum disease can weaken the tooth's support structure until it becomes loose and can't withstand daily use any longer.
- Patient Choice: Sometimes, patients with recurring dental problems may choose to have the tooth removed as an alternative to frequent, costly treatment.
- Orthodontic Treatment: Orthodontic issues like crowding occur when teeth overlap due to inadequate jaw space. In such cases, we extract one or two of your teeth as part of your orthodontic treatment.
When you visit our practice because of dental problems, our team will evaluate your situation and recommend the best treatment for you. We reserve extraction as a last resort and will always explore options to preserve your tooth before recommending its removal. You can count on us to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about your dental care.
Safe and Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last ones to emerge and are located at the back of your mouth. Some of the reasons you may choose to undergo a wisdom teeth extraction include:
- Impacted teeth that get trapped in your gums and fail to emerge fully
- Wisdom teeth developing at awkward angles
- Limited jaw space that cannot accommodate the emerging wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth decay and gum disease
Signs you need wisdom teeth extraction include severe pain, sinus problems, swollen or stiff jaws, cysts, bad breath, and crooked teeth. If you notice such symptoms, don’t hesitate to visit our practice to discuss whether wisdom tooth extraction would benefit you. Our team uses nitrous oxide sedation to make the process as painless as possible. If you require sleep sedation, we will refer you to a trusted specialist who can provide the advanced care you need.
Tooth Replacement Options after Extraction
Once your problematic tooth is removed, the gap in your smile remains. Missing teeth can impact your ability to chew and speak properly and prevent you from smiling confidently. Neighboring teeth will also gradually shift into the space, altering your bite and leading to uneven dental wear and jaw problems. Our team will explain your tooth replacement options to restore your oral function and smile aesthetics.
Dental implants: Implants are a reliable tooth replacement option as they provide the appearance and functionality of natural teeth. They're surgically fixed into your jaw and fuse with the jawbone to form a stable foundation for artificial teeth. Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures, depending on the number of teeth you want to replace.
Fixed bridges: Dental bridges can replace up to three missing teeth in a row. They consist of artificial teeth suspended between crowns that anchor on abutment teeth for support. The crowns are cemented onto the adjacent teeth for stability, and only a dentist can remove them. Fixed dental bridges secure enough to support normal bite function.
Full or partial dentures: If you want to replace multiple missing teeth, you can choose between full and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace an entire set of missing teeth in a row, while partial dentures are appropriate when you have some of your natural teeth remaining.
If you prefer dental implants, we can preserve the extraction site to prevent bone loss and ensure you have adequate jawbone for the treatment. We do this through bone grafting and socket preservation. The procedures facilitate bone regeneration and prevent soft tissue from invading the socket.
Tooth Extraction FAQS
It's perfectly normal for you to have questions about your tooth extraction and what to expect. We're happy to answer your questions and provide whatever information you need. Some questions we receive include:
How do I take care of my mouth after extraction?
Proper care is essential for preventing complications after tooth removal and promoting healing. These tips can minimize pain and shorten your recovery time.
- Take your medication as prescribed.
- Use an icepack on your face to minimize pain and swelling.
- Rest on the first day and limit activity for the next two days to avoid putting pressure on the site.
- Don't rinse or spit forcefully during the first 24 hours to avoid dislodging clots necessary for healing.
- Rinse your mouth with a warm salt solution after 24 hours. You can brush your teeth gently while avoiding the affected area.
- Only eat soft foods.
- Avoid using straws, as they can dislodge the clots that form in the socket.
- Avoid smoking, as it interferes with healing.
Does tooth extractions hurt?
Our team will do all we can to maximize your comfort during a tooth extraction. We use nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia to numb the area during the procedure. While you will likely feel some soreness and discomfort after the procedure, this can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter painkillers and should subside within a few days.
What should I expect after tooth extraction?
You can expect drowsiness and pain after the anesthesia wears off. You may also notice slight bleeding and swelling during the first 24 hours, which should go away gradually as your mouth heals. If you experience continuous bleeding or pain more than four hours after your procedure, don't hesitate to contact our team.
Your Reliable Tooth Extraction Specialist in Windsor
At Little River Dental, your comfort and well-being are our priorities. If a damaged, decayed, or impacted tooth is threatening your oral health, our dentists will provide skilled and effective dental extractions. We do all we can to take good care of you and your smile at every stage of your visit. Please book an appointment with us today for gentle and comfortable tooth extraction in Windsor.
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