Tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth are probably the most well-known reason for tooth extraction. At Capital Dental, the process is quick with minimal discomfort thanks to our use of the latest technology and our experienced dentists.

Wisdom teeth usually grow in last and often at problematic angles which can cause discomfort and overcrowding. You can learn more about wisdom teeth here.

There are other reasons for tooth extraction too such as tooth decay that has compromised the strength of the whole tooth or physical damage that cannot be repaired.

It is always our first priority to save a tooth when possible but if you think that one of your teeth may require extraction, simply fill out the contact form and one of our team members will reach out to you to set up an appointment.

When do you need a tooth extraction?

There are several situations in which a tooth extraction may be the best solution.
The most common reasons include the following:

The benefits of modern tooth
extraction techniques

Combined with the benefits of modern technology, like lasers and ultrasound, tooth extractions can be done with minimal invasiveness to the gumline. This will naturally help to achieve faster healing and less discomfort.

How do I help the healing go faster?

It usually takes a few days to recover from a tooth extraction and your dentist will inform you about the proper steps to a full recovery. Here’s a sneak peak at the best practices after an extraction:

  • Use an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Take the prescribed pain management medication.
  • Rest for at least 24 hours before getting back to your regular routine.
  • Don’t smoke or vape.
  • Don’t rinse for 24 hours.
  • Avoid the extraction site when you brush and floss.
  • Prop your head up with a pillow when you lay down.
  • Eat soft foods for a few days and reintroduce other foods slowly.

What happens next?

Once you’ve recovered from an extraction it will take some time to get used to the absence of the missing tooth.

We are pleased to let you know that you have options after an extraction. Dental implants can bring your smile back to where you want it to be. After the extraction has fully healed (3 to 6 months) an implant is a great option to get you feeling back to normal.

Your dentist will determine if your jaw is able to accept the implant successfully. If you are curious about this process you can find more information here: Dental Implants.

We will be happy to discuss your options after a brief checkup.

We want to meet you

Our dentists have decades of experience extracting teeth safely and with minimal soreness. If you are concerned about a tooth it is important to reach out so we can take a look and get it fixed for you.

Simply fill out our contact form and one of our team members will reach out to you to set up an appointment.