Wisdom Tooth Extractions in North York, Toronto - Dentistry on Bayview
Pulling a tooth, or tooth extraction, is something that Dr. Chung would consider only if it is absolutely necessary, and there is no possible way to save it. Once a tooth is very severely fractured or decayed, or if there is excessive bone loss around a tooth as a result of severe gum disease, Dr. Chung may consider removing the tooth in order to prevent further infection in the damaged tooth from spreading to nearby teeth and endangering them as well.
In addition, Dr. Chung may recommend tooth extracting your wisdom teeth (the furthest back molars in the mouth) if he determines, through X-Rays and an oral exam, that there is not enough room in the jaw for them to grow in properly. Wisdom teeth can get wedged between the jaw and the rest of one's teeth, or they can grow in sideways, causing discomfort, inflammation and infection (which can put the nearby teeth in danger as well)
Varying degrees of anesthesia (from freezing, to sedative medications, to i.v. sedation where appropriate) help make this process as easy and comfortable as possible. Please don't hesitate a moment longer, if you require an extraction Dr. Chung offers a comfortable experience in an uncomfortable scenario. Contact us today!