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Dental Extractions in Thunder Bay

Whether you need a standard tooth removal or a more complex dental surgery, tooth extraction is a common procedure that can be performed with minimal pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

There are many reasons a tooth extraction may be required, including (but not limited to):

  • Baby teeth that have difficulty exfoliating on their own
  • Teeth extraction for orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth extraction due to pain or infection
  • Removal of a broken tooth

However, tooth extraction may not always be your only option. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, we may still be able to provide you with quick relief while saving your tooth. Early detection is crucial.

    Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Pain that worsens with pressure or chewing
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Swollen gums around the tooth or teeth
  • Signs of gum disease such as discolouration, bleeding, or a bad odour

The Treatment Plan

A tooth extraction procedure is typically performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and usually requires only one office visit. Here’s how we handle the process, from determining if tooth removal is the right decision for you to the extraction and aftercare:

Looking for Solutions

Before extracting any teeth, our dentists will carefully examine your symptoms and discuss your options to determine the best course of action for you and the health of your teeth.

The Removal Process

Based on the preference of the dentist and the patient, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area where the tooth will be extracted. Sedation may also be available if needed. Our oral surgeons use a minimally invasive technique to remove teeth as gently as possible, prioritizing your comfort and quick recovery.

Feeling Better

Aftercare instructions will be provided, including:

  • How to care for your mouth as it heals
  • What to expect during recovery
  • What to do if you experience complications

We are happy to schedule a follow-up appointment to address any additional concerns you may have.

Cost of a Dental Extraction in Thunder Bay

The cost of tooth extraction can vary depending on several factors. With a typical insurance plan, a tooth removal commonly costs about $100 to $200+ out of pocket. We can provide you with a quote in advance to submit to your insurance provider to find out your exact out-of-pocket costs. Without insurance, you can expect to pay approximately $200 to $600+ per tooth.

No dental practice can give you an accurate quote over the phone, as your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs and can only be determined after an oral exam. There are two broad categories of dental extractions that may give you a better idea of the potential costs:

Simple Tooth Extraction

A simple extraction is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These procedures can be performed by a general dentist using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complications would be on the lower end of the cost spectrum.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure typically performed by an oral surgeon. This type of extraction involves removing a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. Due to the complexity and expertise required, surgical extractions come at a higher cost.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many people consider wisdom teeth removal a rite of passage. However, wisdom teeth only need to be removed if they become impacted or interfere with your jaw and other teeth.

Thanks to modern dental techniques and equipment, tooth extractions are virtually painless. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy the procedure is! While some discomfort is to be expected, we will provide you with aftercare instructions to help keep you as comfortable as possible during the quick healing process.

About an hour after your procedure, you can remove the gauze sponges from your mouth and have something to eat. Stick to soft foods for the first 24 hours, and avoid hot foods and drinking from straws for several hours.

We will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions at your appointment. However, here are some general guidelines to follow after a tooth extraction or dental surgery to minimize the risk of complications and promote a speedy recovery:

  • Avoid spitting, mouth rinsing, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking in the first 24 hours
  • Do not touch the extraction site with your finger or tongue
  • Avoid hot foods and drinks
  • Avoid taking aspirin, as it inhibits blood clotting
  • Refrain from physical activities and exercise

For a simple tooth removal, the recovery time is typically around 7 to 10 days. However, for more complex procedures, such as surgical tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal, you can expect a recovery period of about 2 weeks. Regardless of the procedure’s complexity, you should experience very little discomfort during recovery.

Barring any unforeseen complications, a typical tooth extraction usually takes around 45 minutes or less.

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