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Tooth Extractions in Kingston, ON

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What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a common procedure to remove a damaged, decayed, or infected tooth. It’s needed when other treatments like root canals or fillings don’t work. A dentist or oral surgeon can perform this quick procedure using local or general anesthesia.

Post-Extraction Care and Recovery

 

The extraction itself is usually fast, and anesthesia will keep you comfortable. The most important part is the recovery. After the extraction, controlling bleeding and promoting healing are crucial. You’ll need to bite on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes to form a blood clot. Be careful not to disturb this clot for the next 24 hours.

 

To manage swelling, use an ice pack on your outer cheek. Once the swelling goes down, switch to a warm compress for comfort. Rinse gently with warm saltwater to keep the area clean and help with healing.

4 Signs You Need a Tooth Extraction

  • Overcrowding. When there isn’t enough room in your mouth, teeth can shift, causing discomfort and misalignment.

  • Infection. Severe tooth decay that reaches the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels, may require extraction.

  • Damage. A tooth that is severely cracked, broken, or damaged beyond repair might need to be removed.

  • Orthodontic Treatment. Sometimes, teeth need to be extracted to create space for proper alignment during orthodontic treatment.

Why choose Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre for Tooth extractions?


At Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre, Dr. K has over 20 years of experience in providing exceptional treatment to her patients. Our dedicated team of dental professionals offers personalized care, ensuring that each patient receives top-notch treatment for their dental needs. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the latest techniques, we guarantee that our patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments to protect and restore their teeth.

Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre

2802A Princess St,

Kingston, ON K7P 1W9

(613) 634-0402

West End of Kingston, near the Cataraqui Mall

Expert Teeth Extraction

Under the expert care of Dr. K, our gentle and precise tooth extraction procedure removes the affected tooth, providing relief from pain and preventing further damage to your oral health.

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Looking to restore your smile and improve your oral health? Contact Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre in Kingston today to book an appointment with our skilled dentist Dr. K.

 

See how a tooth extraction can make you pain-free again. Achieving your dream smile is just a phone call away!

Common Questions About Tooth Extractions

Will the tooth extraction hurt?

At Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre, we take every precaution to ensure a comfortable, pain-free tooth extraction experience for our patients. While there may be some discomfort or mild pain during the recovery process, most patients report little to no pain during the actual procedure.

How long will it take to recover?

The recovery time after a tooth extraction can differ based on several factors, including the complexity of the extraction, the patient’s age, overall health, and adherence to post-operative care. Typically, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding for the first few days following the procedure. Most individuals can expect a full recovery within one to two weeks.

How do I prevent dry socket after tooth extraction?

After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms at the extraction site, initiating the healing process. If this blood clot is dislodged prematurely, it can lead to a painful condition known as dry socket. Here are six tips to help you avoid dry socket:

 

  1. Avoid Using Straws. Steer clear of straws or anything that creates suction or significant air movement in your mouth.

  2. Refrain from Smoking. The fast inhalation from smoking can dislodge the blood clot, and the chemicals in tobacco can impede healing or cause infection.

  3. Eat Soft Foods. Stick to soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, and mashed potatoes for the first one or two days.

  4. Check Medication Interactions. Discuss any medications you are taking with your dentist to ensure they won’t interfere with the healing process.

  5. Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene. Keep your mouth clean and consider using an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent infection.

  6. Follow Dentist’s Instructions. Adhere to your dentist’s guidelines for proper oral care to enhance your recovery time.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing dry socket and ensure a smoother recovery after your tooth extraction.

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