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Dental Extractions in Hamilton

A tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be preformed with very little pain or discomfort.
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When is a Tooth Extraction Required?

While a tooth extraction is not a particularly desirable procedure, there are instances where it is unavoidable to prevent serious health risks from developing. While the idea of a tooth removal makes many patients understandably nervous, rest assured, dental extraction is a common procedure and can be performed with relatively little discomfort.

The following are a few of the most common reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary:

  • Baby teeth that have trouble exfoliating on their own.
  • Crowded teeth.
  • Severe tooth infection.
  • Broken or damaged tooth.

However, simply because your experiencing one of these conditions doesn’t mean tooth extraction is your only option. Other treatment options may be available. But early detection is crucial.

Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms as soon as possible:
  • Severe tooth pain.
  • Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums.
  • Signs of gum disease such as discolouration, bleeding or a bad odour.

The Dental Extraction Process

While tooth extraction is often a source of anxiety, our patients at Barton Dental are constantly surprised at how quick and painless the procedure really is!

A dental extraction is a common outpatient procedure performed by an experienced oral surgeon, and usually requires no more than one visit. To help prepare our patients, we like to break down the process into three easy steps, detailed below.

Weighing the Options

At Barton Dental, we make a point of considering every alternative before recommending oral surgery. During your initial consultation, our doctor will carefully examine your symptoms before discussing all available options for preserving the health of your teeth. Often, dental extraction can be avoided– but in those instances where it can’t, you can feel confident that we’ve helped you choose the best course of action for addressing your dental condition.

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the areas where the tooth will be extracted. Sedation may also be available if it’s required.

 

With the use of specialized dental tools, the doctor will then begin the process of gently loosening your tooth. This may require making a few small incisions in the gum tissue, or it may be as simple as moving the tooth back and forth with a pair of forceps until the tooth is ready to be lifted from its socket. This is largely dependent upon the state of the tooth, whether it has experienced significant decay or is broken below the gum line. No matter what is required, our techniques are minimally invasive to ensure minimal discomfort and swift recovery.

 

Once the tooth has been extracted, the infected area is cleaned and disinfected.

Recovery & Aftercare

Once the procedure is complete, your doctor will apply a piece of gauze to the extraction area and ask you to apply firm, consistent pressure to slow any bleeding. Keep in mind that a little bleeding is normal during recovery, and nothing to be alarmed about. Many of our patients are often thrilled to discover that any discomfort they were experiencing prior to extraction is immediately alleviated following the extraction procedure.

 

Our office will provide you with aftercare instructions, including:

  • How to care for your mouth as it heals.
  • What to expect.
  • What to do if you experience complications.

We would be happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any additional concerns you may have.

Cost of a dental extraction in Hamilton

The cost of tooth extraction may vary depending on several factors. With a typical insurance plan, a tooth removal commonly costs about $100 — $200+ out of pocket. We would be happy to provide you with a quote in advance to submit to your insurance provider to find out what your out-of-pocket costs would be. Without insurance, you can expect to pay approximately $200 to $600+ per tooth.

No dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone because your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral exam. There are two broad categories that dental extractions fall under which may give you a better idea of what your extraction may cost and why:

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complication would merit a lower cost estimate.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is a form of dental surgery, typically performed by an oral surgeon at a dental surgery center. This is a more complex procedure than a simple tooth extraction and involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. A surgical tooth extraction, requiring a great amount of consideration, delicate care, and expertise will come at a greater cost.

Cost of a dental extraction in Hamilton

The cost of tooth extraction may vary depending on several factors. With a typical insurance plan, a tooth removal commonly costs about $100 — $200+ out of pocket. We would be happy to provide you with a quote in advance to submit to your insurance provider to find out what your out-of-pocket costs would be. Without insurance, you can expect to pay approximately $200 to $600+ per tooth.

No dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone because your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral exam. There are two broad categories that dental extractions fall under which may give you a better idea of what your extraction may cost and why:

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complication would merit a lower cost estimate.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is a form of dental surgery, typically performed by an oral surgeon at a dental surgery center. This is a more complex procedure than a simple tooth extraction and involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. A surgical tooth extraction, requiring a great amount of consideration, delicate care, and expertise will come at a greater cost.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many people believe wisdom teeth removal is a rite of passage. In reality, wisdom teeth only need to be removed if they become impacted or otherwise interfere with your jaw and teeth.
Thanks to modern dental techniques and equipment, tooth extractions are virtually painless. Many patients are surprised by how quick and easy the procedure actually is! Of course, some discomfort is to be expected, but we will provide you with aftercare instructions to help keep you as comfortable as possible during the quick healing process.
About an hour after your procedure, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours. Be sure to avoid hot foods and drinking from straws for several hours.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions specific to your needs at your appointment. Here are some general things you can do after a tooth extraction or dental surgery more generally to minimize the risk of complications and encourage a speedy recovery:
  • Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking in the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
  • Don’t touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue.
  • Avoid hot foods and drinks.
  • Don’t take aspirin because it inhibits blood clotting.
  • Avoid physical activities and exercise.
For simple tooth removal, the recovery time is usually around 7 to 10 days. However, for more complex cases, such as surgical tooth extraction, or wisdom tooth removal, expect a recovery period of around 2 weeks. No matter the complexity of the procedure, you should feel very little discomfort during recovery.
Barring any unforeseen complications, expect a typical tooth extraction to take around 45 minutes or less.

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