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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Extractions

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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we want to ensure that you understand the treatment you need or the procedure you’re having, and for this reason we welcome any and all of your questions.

Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and our entire team are here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Here are some of the questions we frequently hear. If yours is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.


Man in pain from abscessed tooth holding jawIt is very important to see a dentist when you notice you may have an abscess. 

What is an abscessed tooth? 

An abscessed tooth is a very painful infection. It is most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes may include, trauma to the tooth, and gingivitis or gum disease. Abscesses are usually located at the root of a tooth or in between the gum of teeth. Often times it will look like a bubble or swelling of the gums usually filled with pus (a thick yellowish fluid). In most cases, you will need a root canal or extraction right away to relieve the pain of the tooth in question. However, sometimes it is necessary to complete a course of antibiotics to clear the infection prior to starting treatment. 

Steps To Take When You Have An Abscessed Tooth in Toronto

If you can't get to a dentist right away, going to the hospital or walk-in clinic for a prescription for antibiotics is always ideal! As the antibiotic fights off the infection, the pain will start to go away. However, it is recommended that you see a dentist as soon as you have completed your prescription of antibiotics, which will only clear the infection temporarily. Your abscess will return unless the tooth gets the treatment it needs! If you have an abscessed tooth or feel like you need more information, call us at Toronto Lakeshore Dental today!


Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are typically not necessary to maintain optimum dental health. In fact, they can actually be a detriment to your oral health, and here's why:

  • There is often not enough room for wisdom teeth, and they may crowd other teeth causing them to move and shift.
  • Some wisdom teeth don't erupt at all and remain stuck beneath the gum line (impacted). An impacted tooth can result in an infection.
  • It can be challenging to brush and floss wisdom teeth because they are so far back in your mouth. Plaque or tartar buildup can result in problems with gum disease or tooth decay.

Illustration of dental tool extracting toothComfortable Tooth Extraction

If you are concerned about dental extractions in Long Branch, you can rest assured that our dentists are all well-equipped to provide you with a comfortable and smooth tooth extraction. Our team also provides support throughout your recovery process to ensure that it is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Contact Our Etobicoke Office

We are happy to provide an evaluation to determine if you do need a wisdom tooth extraction, or if you have enough space in your mouth to support them. Contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental today to learn more about the comfortable tooth extractions we provide.

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