Undergoing extractions of adult teeth

The teeth in the smile are designed to last a lifetime. However, some situations can occur with time while living lives that may require the removal or “extraction” of one or more teeth. That may include teeth that are decayed, infected, or need to be removed to prepare for future treatments such as orthodontia. Drs. Reza Roodsar, Azam Gholizadeh, and Ali Rezaei of Respond Dental in North York, Ontario, help with simple and surgical extractions.

What happens during tooth extraction?

Patients told by their dentist that they could benefit from tooth extraction will want to learn more about what to expect from the process. There are two types of extraction performed by the team at Respond Dental and include both simple and surgical extraction. If a tooth has erupted through the gums and is accessible to the dentist, removing this tooth is called a “simple extraction.” That is done within a few minutes with sedation if needed and anesthetics and allows for an erupted tooth to be permanently removed with special instruments used by the dentist. Surgical extraction needs to be performed if a tooth is underneath the gum line and is not accessible. With surgical extraction, the dentist cuts into the gum tissue to remove the tooth from the jawbone. That is more invasive and requires proper anesthetics and sedation to perform.

What can I expect from recovery?

Recovery following a simple extraction takes a few days as the area clots and heals. However, recovery from surgical extraction is often more involved and may require a week or two of a softer food diet as the area heals. The dentist will provide aftercare instructions and schedule patients for a follow-up appointment to ensure no signs of infection following this treatment.

Are you in need of dental extractions?

At Respond Dental, Drs. Reza Roodsar, Azam Gholizadeh, and Ali Rezaei provide patients with solutions to help them achieve their oral health goals. If you reside in North York, ON, and are curious about removing wisdom teeth, decayed teeth, or baby teeth, connect with our team by calling (416) 318-7465. Respond Dental is conveniently located at 45 Sheppard Avenue E, Unit #108, and accepts new patients.