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London, ON dentist describes the process for dental extractions

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Your dentist’s goal is to maintain the health and integrity of your natural teeth. Dr. David Favell understands the importance of helping you keep your natural teeth. However, instances do arise in which dental extractions may be necessary. Located in London, ON, Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice provides services to maintain the health of our patients’ smiles.

When are extractions needed?

Issues arise from time to time leading your dentist to suggest dental extractions. These problems may include:

  • Wisdom teeth, impacted or those causing problems for the surrounding teeth
  • A tooth broken below the gum line
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Preparation for dentures or orthodontic work

Ideally, patients keep all their teeth forever. If it has been determined that extracting the tooth is a good option to help keep the rest of your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy, your dental team can guide you through the process. Your dentist identifies the teeth that need to be removed. A local anesthetic is administered to make the patient comfortable throughout the process. At Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice we are committed to providing gentle, compassionate care to keep you at ease.

Your recovery

Using pain relievers as prescribed by your dentist and applying ice to the outside of your face and neck may help relieve any discomfort you are feeling. Other aftercare directions may include changing gauze, rinsing, eating soft foods, and avoiding rubbing the area with your tongue. Adhering to your dentist’s instructions makes your recovery smoother and lessens the chances of infection.
 
If you are struggling with tooth pain or dental issues, contact Dr. David Favell to learn about your options for dental extractions or tooth restoration. Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice works with you to maintain the health of your mouth. Call today for an appointment. (226)241-9880
 
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