Gentle and Effective Tooth Extraction
Although Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey will always attempt to save a damaged or decayed tooth before considering a tooth extraction, there are several times where extraction may be the best option to maintain a healthy smile. Our state-of-the-art practice in Montreal provides most dental procedures under one roof so that you do not have to worry about visiting an outside doctor if you need an extraction. Whether we have to extract a tooth due to advanced gum disease, overcrowding, or severe decay, we can guide you through the process and provide sedation options to help make your procedure as painless as possible.
Reasons Why You Might Need an Extraction
In the case of a mildly damaged tooth or moderate decay, we may be able to restore your oral health with a dental crown or tooth-colored filling. However, there are several instances where your condition may be too advanced to successfully treat with a restoration alone. You may require an extraction if you have dental issues including:
- A tooth severely weakened by oral trauma
- Tooth loss due to advanced periodontal disease
- Endodontic infection that cannot be eliminated with root canal therapy
- Fracture of the tooth below the gum line
- Impacted wisdom teeth
An extraction can prevent your infection or decay from spreading to the rest of your smile. With overcrowded teeth, extracting a tooth can create the necessary space for your surrounding teeth to move into their proper positions during orthodontic treatment.
How We Perform an Extraction
We utilize advanced i-CAT® imaging prior to deciding whether an extraction is the best option. This 3-D imaging technology also allows us to plan your extraction more precisely, which can help you undergo the extraction with fewer incisions, a reduced procedure time, and an expedited recovery.
Extracting a damaged or badly infected tooth can provide you with nearly instant, immense relief.
Prior to performing an extraction, one of our doctors will numb the treatment area to help you feel comfortable during the procedure. If you suffer from dental phobia or have severe anxiety about visiting the dentist, we can also provide additional sedation options to help you relax. Once you are numb, one of the doctors will remove the gum tissue that is covering the underlying tooth and rock the tooth gently back and forth using forceps. During this time, it is normal to hear unusual noises and feel some pressure, but you should not feel pain. If your extraction is complex and requires incisions on your gum tissue, you may receive stitches. During your recovery time, you may experience minor discomfort and swelling, but this should subside over the next few days.
Why Choose Our Practice?
To help you heal as quickly as possible, our doctors will provide detailed instructions on how to recover from your extraction. If we are extracting a tooth due to decay or gum disease, we can also provide the appropriate treatments to help you restore your smile back to full health. Dental implants are a great option for replacing individual extracted teeth and we can provide your restorative treatment from start to finish at our office.
Schedule a Consultation
Although an extraction is not our first choice for treatment, we are equipped to provide treatment to restore function and beauty to your smile following a necessary tooth removal. If your extraction is being performed to create room for orthodontic treatment, we can typically begin your treatment a few weeks following your procedure. Extracting a damaged or badly infected tooth can provide you with nearly instant, immense relief. To find out whether you require an extraction, call our office at (514) 937-6558 or submit an online contact form.
“I felt more like I was talking to a friend than I was to a dentist.” Nancy Lanzolla, Former Patient