Tooth Extraction/Wisdom Teeth Removal in London, ON
Safe Tooth Extractions For Better Oral Health
When you start to experience painful symptoms or other oral health issues due to wisdom teeth, extraction is often necessary. We understand that wisdom tooth extraction can be intimidating, but removing these problematic teeth can help protect your oral health down the line.
At Alba Dental Centre, Dr. Alsabbagh and Dr. Baalbaki provide comfortable and effective tooth extraction to patients in London, ON, and surrounding areas. Read the helpful guide below to learn more about our safe, comfortable, and efficient tooth extraction procedure.
What Is All-on-X?
Tooth extraction refers to the methods used to remove a tooth from its socket. There are two types of extraction — non-surgical (simple) extraction and surgical extraction.
- Non-surgical extraction refers to loosening the tooth with a lifter, and then gently removing the tooth from the gums with forceps. It’s most commonly used for a tooth that’s visible or erupted above the gum line.
- A surgical extraction involves making a small incision in the gum to fully expose and extract the tooth. It’s commonly used for a tooth that’s impacted such as a wisdom tooth.
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
If you undergo a tooth extraction procedure at our London, ON office, you’ll receive a variety of benefits. Such benefits include:
- Protecting the rest of your teeth
- Solving and preventing overcrowding issues
- Instantly relieving pain and discomfort
- Quickly removing any infection or damage
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to prevent further complications and restore your oral health. There are several reasons why our London, ON dentists, may have to perform tooth extractions including:
- Impacted teeth
- Wisdom teeth
- Infected teeth
- Irreparably damaged teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Teeth affected by gum disease
If you’re experiencing any of the dental issues above, call our London, ON office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Undergoing tooth extraction can help reduce painful symptoms and resolve underlying issues. One of our dentists will evaluate your oral health and determine the best course of action to alleviate the symptoms and prevent further complications.
Tooth Extraction Process
During your initial consultation with one of our dentists, we’ll examine and take X-rays and impressions of your teeth. We’ll also go over your medical history and ask about your smile goals. If you experience dental anxiety, we can also offer sedation dentistry to ensure you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. If we deem extraction necessary, we’ll draft up your treatment plan.
Before your procedure, we’ll thoroughly clean your mouth of any debris before applying a local anesthetic and your choice of sedation. Once you’re numb and feel relaxed, we’ll get started on your procedure.
If you’re undergoing a simple extraction, we’ll loosen your tooth and gently pull your tooth with a lifter, also called a luxator. From there, we’ll gently remove the tooth with forceps.
For a surgical extraction, we’ll create a small incision in your gums to expose the impacted tooth. We’ll remove the tooth by gently separating the gum tissue. Once the tooth is removed, the gum is sutured. To control the bleeding, bite down on the gauze that’s placed in your mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions
▼ What can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?
After the extraction, we advise that you avoid tough, crunchy, and hot foods for at least two weeks. We recommend sticking to a soft and liquid-based diet to prevent irritating the extraction site. Examples of foods that are usually safe to eat include:
- Scrambled eggs
- Pudding and yogurt
- Juices and smoothies
- Blended soups and broths
▼ Why would I need my wisdom teeth extracted?
Wisdom teeth are an extra set of teeth that erupt after all the other adult teeth have emerged. Most people don’t have enough room in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt. This causes them to grow at an angle or even rotated. Wisdom teeth can also cause overcrowding by pushing your other teeth out of place.
To help prevent future complications, most dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as you feel them coming in. If you believe your wisdom teeth are erupting or causing your problems, call our London, ON office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment.
▼ How long does tooth extraction take?
An extraction for one tooth may take around three to 15 minutes at most. It’s important to understand that the time frame may differ depending on your situation, including whether you require a simple or a surgical procedure and how many teeth need to be extracted. At your consultation, your oral surgeon will tell you how many teeth need extracting and the estimated time frame.
▼ What do I do if my extraction site becomes infected?
If your extraction site becomes infected, call our London, ON office at (519) 777-2020 to immediately schedule an appointment. We’ll clean out the infected site and prescribe you antibiotics to prevent further infections.
Safe & Comfortable Tooth Extractions at Alba Dental Centre
At Alba Dental Centre, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our patients. If you’re looking for dentists who can safely and effectively extract your tooth, our London, ON dentists can help. To learn more about our comfortable tooth extractions, call our London, ON office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment today.
You can also request an appointment by clicking the schedule now button below. Alba Dental Centre proudly serves patients in London, ON as well as the surrounding areas including Strathroy, St. Thomas, and Ingersoll, ON.