Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Hamilton Ontario

In certain cases, a tooth may have to be removed in order to maintain the health of your smile. This can include heavily damaged teeth, tooth loss due to gum disease, or a tooth that is severely damaged. A tooth may also have to be extracted if it is heavily decayed. Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper training and skills to effectively and safely remove a tooth in these cases. 
 
Prior to tooth extraction, a local anesthetic will be applied to the tooth to numb the area and minimize any discomfort during the procedure. If multiple teeth need to be removed, a general anesthesia will be given that will put you to sleep during your procedure.
 
After a tooth extraction, the area will be stitched up and you will have to bite down on a cotton gauze pad to stop any bleeding. The missing teeth can be replaced with a denture, dental bridge, or tooth implant.
 
After your surgery, you will need a few days for your mouth to recover. Follow these tips to help speed up the recovery:
 
  • Wrap a cloth around an ice pack and apply it to the treated area throughout the day to relieve pain and reduce swelling 
  • Take painkillers, such as Tylenol, that your dentist prescribes to you to help reduce pain
  • For the first 24 hours following a surgery, rinse your mouth with a salt water mixture to minimize pain and swelling. Be sure to rinse gently since rinsing too hard can risk dislodging the blood clot and slow down your healing 
  • Change gauze pads regularly to keep them clean 
  • Avoid smoking
  • Relax and take it easy since any strenuous activity can increase the risk of bleeding 
  • Maintain a soft food diet. As your mouth slowly heals, you can gradually add hard foods back to your diet again 
  • Try not to touch or rub the area with your tongue 
  • Be careful when brushing and flossing

If you have any questions about tooth extractions, contact Dentistry on Queenston in Hamilton to speak with us today. Our Dental team is properly trained and experienced for tooth extractions and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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