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Dental Extractions

Even if the dentists at Centre Dentaire NP do everything they can to save a tooth, sometimes the only solution to preserve the health and integrity of your mouth is to perform an tooth extraction. In order to make this procedure safe and facilitate your recovery process, it is performed in our state-of-the-art facilities using high-precision equipment.

Why do I Need to Extract a Tooth?

Certain oral cavity diseases and conditions can affect teeth directly, compromising their health and viability. If the dentist cannot find a solution to save the tooth, they will have to perform an extraction as a last resort. However this is not the only step in reestablishing a healthy oral cavity. It is important to replace a missing tooth to maintain the balance and functions of the mouth, prevent movement of other teeth, and the prevent the resorption of the jawbone. In the case of an extraction, the dental professions at Centre Dentaire NP will propose several different replacement  options according to your needs and budget.

The Main Causes of Dental Extraction

> Wisdom teeth: these are the most commonly extracted teeth due to the irregularity of their eruption pattern. They are often extracted due to preventative reasons to avoid oral cavity pathologies (abscess, cavities, infections, cysts, tumors etc.). However, once extracted these teeth do not need to be replaced.

> An aggressive dental cavity: when a decayed tooth is not treated immediately, bacteria can cause the cavity to damage the pulp of the tooth (the inside of the tooth that contains the nerve and blood vessels). If the tooth is damaged where a dental filling and/or a root canal is deemed insufficient, it becomes mandatory to extract it.

> Periodontal disease compromising the integrity of the tooth: when it is not well treated, gingivitis can sometimes develop into periodontitis, leading to potential bone loss. In such cases, the tooth can lose its natural support, at which point the tooth will need to be removed and replaced.

Information and Tips Regarding Dental Extractions

1. A dental extraction is not a complete solution

If a tooth extraction is the only resolution to avoid future complications of one tooth or affected tissues, it is important to replace the tooth immediately after extraction. In this way, we keep the integrity of the oral cavity.

2. Watch out for side-effects

After the procedure, it is common and normal to feel pressure or discomfort and light bleeding. Advise your dentist if the symptoms persist and/or if you are vomiting or have a fever.

3. Follow instructions for optimal healing

Please follow the instructions given to you by the dentist and dental team when it comes to allowing the area to heal. Some of the suggestions are to avoid workouts and follow a soft food diet after the extraction. The healing time frame varies from one individual to the next.

4. Feel free to ask questions at any time!

It is important that you discuss your thoughts, fears, health history and conditions with your dentist. This will allow for a complete and thorough treatment for both you and your dental health provider.