Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
Our Etobicoke oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal on teeth that cannot be saved by less invasive means, or that are causing oral health issues.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is when we remove a tooth from its socket in the bone. At Etobicoke Orthodontics & Oral Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs extractions in cases where a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would compromise the patient's oral health.
The most common reasons we pull teeth are excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the mouth. They usually appear in the late teens or early adulthood, most often between 17 and 25 years of age.
Wisdom teeth are not always functional, and as they emerge, they can crowd the existing teeth. They can also be quite difficult to clean sufficiently with regular brushing and flossing. For these reasons, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Your dentist should make efforts to save and repair a damaged tooth if at all possible. However certain severe injuries, as well as gum disease, or excessive decay, may necessitate an extraction.
If your oral and maxillofacial surgeon determines that your damaged tooth must be extracted, they will discuss the different replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.