Gentle Tooth Extractions in Saskatoon

Toothaches and damaged teeth can be painful and inconvenient, but sometimes, a tooth extraction is necessary for the health of your mouth. At WIllowgreen Dental, we understand that the thought of a tooth extraction can be daunting, which is why our team strives to provide gentle and comfortable extractions for our patients in Saskatoon.

Female dentist performs tooth extraction

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction, or removing a tooth from its socket in the bone, is sometimes necessary for various reasons. Here are some common reasons why a tooth extraction might be required:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Impacted permanent teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Infection risk
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Orthodontic treatment option

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical.

1.

Simple Tooth Extractions

These involve removing a tooth visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthesia.

2.

Surgical Tooth Extractions

These are more complex and involve the surgical removal of teeth that may not be easily accessible, such as impacted wisdom teeth removal or require a general anesthetic.

At Willowgreen Dental, we offer both simple and surgical tooth extractions,
and our team will determine which type of extraction is best for your unique situation.

Our Tooth Extraction Process

At Willowgreen Dental, our tooth extraction process is designed to be gentle and comfortable for our patients.
Here is what you can expect during a typical dental extraction with us:

Evaluation

Before the procedure, our dentist in Saskatoon will thoroughly examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine the best course of action.

Numbing the Area

We will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the natural tooth being removed for simple extractions. For surgical extractions, sedation may be used.

Tooth Removal

Once the area is numb, our dentist will gently and carefully remove the diseased tooth from its socket using specialized tools.

Recovery Care Instructions

After the dental extraction, we will provide instructions on caring for the extraction site and managing any discomfort.

Aftercare Tips Following a Tooth Extraction

It is normal to experience some discomfort or swelling following a tooth extraction.
Here are some tips for aftercare to ensure proper healing:

Potential Risks or Complications After a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction, a common dental procedure, comes with potential risks and complications.
Here are some of them:

Severe pain and swelling

These are typical post-surgical effects that can occur after a tooth extraction.

Bleeding

Some bleeding is normal after a routine extraction, but excessive or prolonged bleeding could be a sign of a problem.

Dry Socket

This painful condition occurs when a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket after extraction or if the blood clot becomes dislodged or dissolves too soon.

Infection

There's always a risk of infection following a surgical procedure, including tooth extraction.

Damage to Nearby Teeth

The extraction process could inadvertently cause damage to adjacent teeth.

Nerve Injury

This might result in numbness or altered lower lip, tongue or chin sensation.

Osteoradionecrosis

A rare complication usually associated with radiation therapy to the head and neck. It can cause severe damage to the jawbone.

Bite Collapse and Improper Alignment of Tooth

This can happen as the remaining teeth shift into the space left by the extracted tooth.

Perforation of Maxillary Sinus

This is particularly relevant in the extraction of upper molars, where the tooth's roots are often near the maxillary sinus.

Delayed Healing

Certain conditions, such as diabetes, can slow the healing process after a dental extraction.

Tooth Extractions at Willowgreen Dental in Saskatoon

At Willowgreen Dental, we understand that the decision to extract a tooth is not an easy one. Our team is committed to providing gentle and compassionate care throughout the entire process. We will thoroughly evaluate your situation and provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about your oral health.

Call us today to schedule an appointment if you require a tooth extraction!

female patient standing at the desk at dental office

Get In Touch With us

Address

Willowgreen Dental 104-1848 McOrmond Drive
Saskatoon SK S7S 0A5

Phone Number

(306) 955-2400

Email

info@willowgreendental.com

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm