Erinwood Dental in Mississauga is the dental office of choice for those living in the Mississauga area. Our friendly, highly-skilled professionals will keep your mouth healthy by routine exams and expert treatment of your oral hygiene issues. If you have a need for tooth extraction, we can provide the surgery you need for a successful, comfortable oral surgery experience.
What Causes a Need for an Extraction?
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, oral surgery can sometimes be required to keep your mouth healthy. If you have a toothache, you may have a tooth infection. If treatment and antibiotics don’t cure the problem, your tooth may need to be removed. Infected teeth can cause the infection to spread, causing infection in other areas of the mouth or body. At times, the only treatment for a rotten tooth is extraction. The compassionate staff at Erinwood Dental will extract your tooth with as little pain as possible and keep your mouth healthy.
Your teeth may be crooked for several reasons. One of the more common reasons for crooked teeth is that there are too many teeth in your mouth because your jaw is too small. If you have a few teeth removed, your jaw will have enough room for your teeth to straighten out. Your braces will correct your bite and give you the beautiful smile and healthy bite that you need.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that emerge in the back of your jawline. Wisdom teeth are painful when they emerge because there is frequently not enough room for them on your jaw. Lack of space can cause the wisdom teeth to be caught in your mouth or jaw. If they are impacted in this way, they will need to be removed to prevent tooth decay and pain in the back of your mouth.
Sometimes wisdom teeth come in crooked or sideways. Lack of space can cause pressure on the neighboring teeth, and may cause pain or cause the adjacent teeth to move. Shifting teeth can cause further jaw pain and bite problems.
Wisdom teeth can also cause problems because they are hard to clean due to their location. It is hard to brush or floss teeth that are right up against the back of your jaw and mouth. Erinwood Dental office uses the latest technology to remove your wisdom teeth quickly and with as little pain as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions about Oral Surgery
Does a Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Usually, extraction doesn’t hurt. Local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthetic is used to keep the pain involved to a minimum. Oral surgery can be uncomfortable after the surgery and during the healing process. You will be informed on several different techniques to keep your pain down and will probably be given pain medication to help keep your pain levels low.
How Long Will My Surgery Take?
Oral surgeries vary in time depending on the procedure. Your oral surgeon or dentist will be able to give you a good idea of time the operation will take. For an example, a wisdom teeth extraction usually takes about 45 minutes.
Will I Have Stitches?
If your doctor has to cut the bone of your jaw or gums, you will have a couple of stitches at the surgical site. You will be given instructions on how to care for your mouth stitches. You will also have cotton gauze in your mouth on the surgical area to absorb any blood that may occur.
Do I Need Someone to Accompany Me to the Surgical Appointment?
If you have local anesthetic, you should be able to drive yourself home. If you are having sedation or general anesthetic, you will need someone to drive you home after your oral surgery. You will be drowsy after your procedure.
No matter what kind of tooth extraction you need, contact Erinwood Dental for more information. Erinwood is here to serve you.