Tooth Extraction in Forest Hill, Toronto

As your family dentist in Forest Hill, Dr. Paul Deratnay will always try to save a dying tooth. However, this may not be possible in some cases. Sometimes a tooth is decayed or damaged beyond repair and we recommend it is extracted. A tooth extraction refers to the process of removing a tooth from its socket. 

A tooth extraction in Forest Hill may be recommended if:

  • A tooth is severely decayed
  • A tooth is heavily damaged
  • A baby tooth is preventing a permanent tooth from erupting
  • A wisdom tooth is impacted
  • A tooth becomes infected due to a weakened immune system 

Wisdom teeth can be found at the very back of your upper or lower jaw. Most people will have four wisdom teeth, but it is not uncommon for people to have more or less. Wisdom teeth often erupt when the patient is in their late teens or early twenties. If the patient has sufficient room in their mouth, and if the wisdom tooth is not causing complications, they can likely remain.

Wisdom teeth often grow into nearby teeth or remain under the gumline. This can cause problems such as pain, swelling, damage to neighbouring teeth, infection, and the development of cysts. As a result, wisdom teeth often have to be extracted to keep the rest of your teeth healthy. In most cases, multiple wisdom teeth are removed at the same time.

Before beginning any procedure, your dentist will check your oral tissues with an X-ray and review your oral and medical history. The additional examinations allow us to see the relationship between your teeth and find infections or diseases that may not be seen with a visual examination. From this, we can create a customized treatment plan for you. During this procedure, we will likely give you an anaesthesia to help with pain experienced during the extraction.

Dr. Paul Deratnay can help guide you through the procedure and the options available to you. Contact us today or request an appointment online.

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