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Tooth Extraction Hamilton

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What is Involved with Extraction and What Does it Cost?

If you are looking for tooth extraction Hamilton or wisdom teeth removal Hamilton, you havecome to the right place.

When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth "pulled" — is among patients' most dreaded prospects. Also referred to as exodontia, tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Before your dentist considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

There are several reasons for extracting a tooth. These include:

1. Severe Tooth Damage/Trauma: Some teeth have such extensive decay and damage (broken or cracked) that repair is not possible. For example, teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease may need to be pulled. As gum disease worsens, the tooth — supported by less surrounding bone — often loosens to such an extent that tooth extraction is the only solution.

2. TMJ Symptoms

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Malpositioned/Non-functioning Teeth:

To avoid possible complications that may result in an eventual, negative impact on oral health, your dentist may recommend removing teeth that are malaligned and/or essentially useless (teeth that have no opposing teeth to bite against).

Orthodontic Treatment:Orthodontic treatment, such as braces, may require tooth extraction to make needed space for improved teeth alignment.

Extra Teeth:

Also referred to as supernumerary teeth, extra teeth may block other teeth from erupting.


Head and neck radiation therapy may require the extraction of teeth in the field of radiation in order to help avoid possible complications, such as infection.


Chemotherapy weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of tooth infections, heightening the risk of extraction.

Organ Transplant:

Immunosuppressive medications prescribed after organ transplantation can increase the likelihood of tooth infection. As such, some teeth require removal prior to an organ transplant.

Commonly Extracted Teeth

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the more common categories of tooth extraction. Many dental professionals will recommend removing wisdom teeth (third molars) before they are fully developed — usually in the adolescent years — to help eliminate potential problems. One problem that could occur is development of an impacted tooth that has surfaced and has no room in the mouth to grow. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include infection, decay of adjacent teeth, bite interference and gum disease. Extractions of some permanent teeth that have not erupted — such as the canines, which are also known as fangs or eye teeth — may be required in order to make space for orthodontic treatment.

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions:

Simple Extractions:

These are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. General dentists commonly do simple extractions, and most are usually done under a local anesthetic, with or without anti-anxiety medications or sedation.

Surgical Extractions:

These involve teeth that cannot easily be seen or reached in the mouth, either because they have broken off at the gum line or they have not fully erupted. Performed by dentists or oral surgeons, surgical extractions require some type of surgical procedure, such as bone removal, removing and/or lifting and folding back all or part of the gum tissue to expose the tooth, or breaking the tooth into pieces (called tooth sectioning). Surgical extractions can be done with local anaesthesia and/or conscious sedation. Patients with special medical conditions and young children may receive general anaesthesia.

Economical Wisdom Teeth Extractions (Sedation Offered)

What are wisdom teeth, and why are they such problem?

Wisdom teeth usually appear at the back of your mouth during your late teens or early twenties. Often there is no room for them to ‘erupt’ (come through the gum) and the teeth fail to emerge properly. A wisdom tooth can erupt partly through the gum, or remain trapped below the gum – this is known as ‘impacted’ wisdom tooth.

Why don’t my wisdom teeth fit my mouth?

There are a few theories as to why wisdom teeth don’t fit many people’s mouths. Some experts think genetics may play a part – for example, you may have inherited one parent’s small jaw, and another parent’s large teeth. Another theory suggests the size of our mouths has decreased over the countries, because our diet has changed and our jaws don’t need to be as large and strong as they were in prehistoric times.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Your wisdom teeth only need to be removed if they cause problems. For example;

1. Wisdom teeth can be very difficult to clean, and are prone to tooth decay, gum disease, and recurring infections.

2. Cysts and tumours can develop in tissues around impacted wisdom teeth.

3. If your wisdom teeth are unable to erupt, they may cause pressure and damage or crowed the neighboring teeth.

If my wisdom teeth need removing, who will do it?

Straightforward removal of wisdom teeth may be done in your own dentist’s surgery. If your case is more complex, your dentist may decide to refer you to an oral surgeon.

Will it hurt?

Surgical removal of wisdom teeth can cause more discomfort than routine extractions. You may experience;

1. Some swelling and minor bleeding

2. Difficulty in fully opening your mouth

3. A change of sensation or numbness of your lip or chin

All of these symptoms are temporary, and in most cases your mouth will be feeling normal a week after your surgery