Dr. Michael Handler

Extractions Scarborough

Your Trusted Source for Tooth Extractions in Scarborough

About Our Tooth Extraction Service

At Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry, we understand that your natural teeth are invaluable. Our primary goal is to preserve your teeth for a lifetime. However, there are situations where tooth extraction becomes the best or only option for maintaining your oral health. Our team of skilled dentists is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and performing safe, pain-free extractions when necessary.

When Is Tooth Extraction the Best Option?

There are various scenarios where tooth extraction becomes the optimal solution. Common reasons include:

  • Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, which typically develop between the ages of 17 and 25, can become impacted, causing pain, infection, and discomfort.
  • Crowded Teeth: Sometimes, teeth may become too crowded in your mouth, affecting your overall oral health and smile.
  • Decayed or Cracked Teeth: Severely damaged teeth that cannot be restored through other dental procedures may need to be extracted.
  • Teeth Affected by Gum/Bone Disease: Periodontal disease can weaken the ligament fibers that anchor your teeth. As a result, teeth can become loose and require extraction to prevent further damage.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

We understand that the thought of tooth extraction can be intimidating. Rest assured, our experienced dentists near you are trained to make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible. We will assess your unique situation and recommend the best approach, whether it involves local anesthesia or sedation to ensure a stress-free experience.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Scarborough

Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing discomfort and complications. When impacted, they fail to fully emerge from under the gum line, potentially leading to infection, pain, and cysts. Our dental experts will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess your wisdom teeth. If extraction is necessary, we will ensure a safe and pain-free procedure. We also provide you with effective oral medications to manage any post-extraction soreness.

Recovery Expectations

After tooth extraction, it's important to know what to expect during your recovery. You may experience normal, post-surgical symptoms, such as:

  • Light Bleeding: Up to 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Pain and Swelling: Common in the gums and at the extraction site.
  • Difficulty Opening Your Jaw: Temporary discomfort.
  • Dry Socket: An inflammation that may occur if the blood clot is lost prematurely.
  • Numbness of the Mouth and Lips: Temporary sensation changes.

Your dentist will provide you with personalized instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to discuss your treatment and options? Book an appointment at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry, where your oral health is our top priority. Our experienced dentists are here to guide you through any necessary extractions and provide you with the highest level of dental care. Schedule your appointment today and regain your confidence in your smile. Your satisfaction is our commitment.

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Do you ever feel nervous about dentist appointments? Rest assured: we cater to nervous and anxious patients in a gentle and considerate manner. Call us now to schedule a free consultation!