“Do I Need Extractions?”

Dunwin Dental provides tooth extraction services to our patients to meet their unique dental needs. Extraction is a general dentistry procedure performed for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to remove wisdom teeth or to provide room for other teeth. Tooth extraction is a quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to an infected tooth, a wisdom tooth, or simply need to make space for teeth to shift into place, our expert dentists can help you find immediate relief. In the meantime, here is some more information regarding what is involved in a tooth extraction

Why Extraction?

  • Tooth impaction (a sideways growing tooth pushing against another tooth often seen with wisdom teeth).
  • Tooth decay caused by the build-up of tartar and plaque.
  • Gum disease (Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis)
  • Tooth trauma caused by external damage to the tooth such as an accident or blunt force.
  • Overcrowding that can prevent teeth from appearing straight.

The Extraction Process and What to Expect

During your first consultation at our dental office, the dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth and discuss your medical history. They may prescribe you antibiotics in the days leading up to the procedure if you have an infection or a specific medical condition.

Preparing For Your Extraction

On the day of your dental extraction appointment, remember to:

  • Wear a short-sleeved or loose-fitted shirt if you are receiving IV anesthesia.
  • If you are receiving IV anesthesia, don't eat or drink 8 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Don't smoke before your appointment.
  • If you have a cold, or had nausea or vomiting the night before, speak to your dentist as you may need to reschedule.
  • Be sure to have someone who can drive you home if you are receiving general anesthesia.

Your Extraction Appointment

On the day of your appointment, we will talk you through the process. To ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, you will receive a local anesthetic or IV sedation. Following the extraction, you will receive aftercare instructions as well as a follow-up appointment date if necessary.

Your follow-up appointment will give the dentist an opportunity to check the dental extraction site and ensure there are no complications or infections. However, if you do experience any severe pain or discomfort before your follow-up appointment, contact your dentist immediately.

Extraction After Care



Why Choose
Dunwin Dental Mississauga?


Our environment at Dunwin Dental is warm and welcoming to make coming to your appointment feel like dropping in to see old friends.


We offer a range of treatment options from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry while focusing on a positive patient experience.


You are in control of your oral care journey. Here, we empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care.

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