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Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal

Our Mississauga dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal only when another treatment option would be ineffective, or if a tooth is compromising your oral health.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the dental alveolus in the alveolar bone. Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed.  

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Reasons for Pulling Teeth

Some common reasons for pulling a tooth include:

  • Excessive tooth damage resulting from injury or severe decay
  • Infection in the tooth nerve that cannot be repaired with root canal therapy
  • Loosened teeth caused by advanced periodontal (gum) disease 
  • To prepare for other dental procedures such as applying dentures
  • Problematic wisdom teeth 

The Extraction Procedure

Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives.

In many cases, a patient who has tooth pulled experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding.

Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical/and or injectable anesthetic such as Novocaine.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth.

Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth. In most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.

Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one's ability to bite down, speak or eat.

Post-Operative Care

Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic, and at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn't occur.

Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open.

Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing.

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Location

Creditview Dental
6085 Creditview Rd Unit 8 & 9, Mississauga, ON L5V 2A8 CA

Phone Number

(905) 826-4929

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Saturday: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed


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