Dental Extractions Long Branch Toronto
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, our number one goal is always to help you maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime.
There may be times, however, when it becomes necessary to extract a tooth in order to maintain your oral health. Look no further than our highly skilled doctors to guide you through your extraction. We even offer options for sedation that will help you feel more comfortable during your dental procedure.
When Will I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Our third molars, or “wisdom” teeth, often require extraction for a number of reasons. They may be crowding your other teeth because there’s not enough space for them. They may be impacted or stuck beneath your gum line. Or they may be hard to reach in order to keep clean. Dr. Joo and Dr. Moore will review your panoramic x-ray with you in order to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted.
An extraction may be the right option for a tooth that has become injured, damaged, infected, or decayed beyond what a root canal or crown can repair. Dr. Joo is gentle and highly skilled. Using anesthetics, he will ensure that you feel comfortable and pain-free throughout the entire procedure, and sedation is always available for patients who may need extra assistance to relax.
Replacing a Missing Tooth
If you’ve had to extract a tooth other than a wisdom tooth, you may want to consider your options for replacing that tooth. A missing tooth greatly affects your quality of life in a number of ways. It can negatively impact your confidence, nutrition, overall health, and well-being, not to mention the negative effects it has on your oral health.
There are a number of excellent options for replacing missing teeth, and Dr. Joo and Dr. Moore can discuss these options with you in order to help you select the best option for your needs.
Some of the options our doctors may discuss with you include:
- Dental Implants – These are considered the best replacement for your tooth because they most closely mimic your natural tooth.
- Dental Bridge – This option uses a prosthetic tooth to take the place of your missing tooth and utilizes your healthy teeth as anchors.
- Partial Denture – Partials are typically an option for patients who are missing multiple teeth. A partial anchors to your teeth with a metal clasp and fills open spaces with prosthetic teeth like a puzzle piece.
- Full Denture – This is the best option for patients who are missing most, or all, of their teeth. A denture is a removable prosthetic typically made of acrylic.
Having a tooth extracted is never good news; however, the process may seem less daunting when you’re in the hands of exceptionally trained professionals such as Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Lee. Please call our dental office for more information.