Restorative Treatment


A tooth is extracted when it is taken out of its jawbone socket. Usually, when a tooth is severely decaying, this surgery is advised.
woman smile after extractions

What Are extractions?

A tooth is extracted when it is removed from its socket in the jawbone. When a tooth is severely decayed, fractured beyond repair, or causing crowding problems, this operation is usually recommended. Depending on the complexity of the treatment and the patient’s requirements, extractions can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The dentist at our Richmond Hill practice will first numb the area around the tooth before using an elevator to drain it from its socket. After that, the tooth is carefully rocked back and forth until it falls out. Gauze is used to fill the cavity after extraction to stop bleeding and promote healing. A bone graft may be needed in rare cases to help preserve the jawbone

When Do I Need extractions Treatment

Extractions are usually recommended when other treatments such as fillings, root canals, or crowns are not possible or effective. Some common causes of extractions include overcrowding, impaction, gum disease, infection, and severe decay. Patients may also choose to have an extraction for cosmetic reasons, such as to remove a wisdom tooth or to make room for orthodontic treatment. Your dentist at Richmond Hill Clinic will assess your oral health and make personalised recommendations about if and when an extraction is necessary. After extraction, patients can expect some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor healing and ensure that the site is healing properly.

Result Of extractions

An extraction is a procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jaw. This procedure is usually performed when a tooth is badly damaged, loosened, or impacted. Extraction is also sometimes necessary to prepare for orthodontic treatment or to make room for dentures. The extraction is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the complexity of the extraction. After the tooth is removed, the dentist will clean the cavity and may apply gauze to the area to control bleeding. Pain, swelling, and slight bleeding are normal after the procedure, but these symptoms should go away within a few days. The dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. To avoid complications and ensure the best possible outcome, it is important to follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions and attend any follow-up appointments as recommended.