At times, a tooth or more teeth may become so damaged due to infection, trauma, or decay that it needs to be pulled. Some patients may have overcrowded dentition, and one or more extractions may be necessary for improved and even alignment. If this is the case, please contact our experienced dentists near you for assistance.
Marlee Dental Office offers a full spectrum of dental treatments for the family, including crowns, veneers, smile makeovers, root canals, teeth whitening, and extractions.
Our compassionate emergency dentists in York & North York, ON are fully trained to extract teeth safely and provide you with complete aftercare and follow-up treatments to help you recover, heal, and regain confident chewing and speaking functionalities.
Patients should follow aftercare instructions to prevent unnecessary complications like infections. You can rely on our experienced dentists for safe extractions associated with minimal discomfort.
After an extraction procedure, it’s natural for the tooth socket to bleed a little bit. Our hygienist or dentists in York & North York, ON will provide you with a gauze pad which you should gently place on the site. Doing this accelerates healing and promotes blood clotting.
Please keep the gauze pad on the area for at least 3-4 hours and change as and when needed. You should also avoid smoking, rinsing the mouth aggressively, and drinking through a straw until 24 hours after extractions near you. Smoking and sucking through a straw can interfere with blood clotting and slow down recovery time.
You should take plenty of rest for a couple of days following the tooth extraction at our dental clinic in North York.
After 24-hours, you can start gently rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 oz of water). You can also begin to brush while taking care to avoid the extraction site.
It’s best to stick to consuming soft foods like room temperature puddings, yogurts, mashed potatoes, or scrambled eggs for a couple of days. Please avoid eating hard, chewy foods as this may damage the empty tooth socket and interfere with the healing process.