Tooth Extractions in Regina SK

Extracted Teeth

Think you may be in need of a tooth extraction? Thinking of pulling it on your own? May want to re-evaluate tying the string to the door knob; ouch! Pulling your own tooth can lead to infection, broken teeth, more pain and cost more money than seeing a dentist in the first place. If you are in or near Regina and think you may need a tooth extraction, come see us at Rosemont Dental so we can properly evaluate the situation. In some cases, a crown or filling will do the job before an extraction is even necessary.

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Rosemont Dental

5010 4th Ave.
Regina, SK S4T 0J6

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Evening Hours Available

(306) 352-9960

About Extractions

A tooth extraction, also known as tooth pulling or dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket of the bone. The process of extracting, pulling or removing a tooth can be performed for multiple reasons. Typical reasons for tooth extractions are as follows:

  • Tooth decay
  • Broken beyond repair
  • Make room for orthodontic work
  • Poorly positioned teeth (i.e. impacted teeth)
  • Infection and/or Risk of Infection
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Once a tooth extraction has been deemed the best course of action for you, your Regina dental specialist will set up a date and time for your tooth extraction procedure. An antibiotic may be prescribed before or after the procedure varying on a case by case basis.

At the beginning of your procedure, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthesia. Once the extraction begins you will likely feel pressure but this should not result in pain. If you do feel pain please let your dentist know right away. Once the tooth extraction is complete a blood clot where the extraction took place should start to form and your dentist will pack the site with gauze to help stop bleeding. In some cases they may place a few stitches, many times self-dissolving, to close the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

We will provide you with detailed instructions that are unique to your extraction. Be sure to follow this guide, and contact us if you have any questions or are uncertain about how to proceed.

You’ll definitely want to take the day after your extraction off so that you can relax and heal. There may also be swelling that makes you look slightly different, or make it slightly harder for you to speak. You shouldn’t exercise, bend over, or do heavy lifting for the 1-3 days after your surgery.

For most patients, OTC painkillers are sufficient. We will prescribe you medication if you have a special case that is more uncomfortable. Take painkillers immediately after your extraction, while you’re still numb – that way, you’ll have support as the local anesthetic wears off. You should avoid aspirin, as this can be a blood thinner and prevent your blood from clotting.

That depends on the stitches. We may give you standard sutures, or dissolvable sutures, which will gradually degrade on their own. If you have to have your stitches removed, don’t get nervous about that appointment – there won’t be any pain, just a little bit of pressure and a tugging feeling.

The pain after extraction will be noticeable, but it will only affect your daily life for a few days after treatment. After the first week of healing, things should be improving. If you find that your discomfort is growing after week one, you may be experiencing dry socket and should get in touchright away.

You’ll be more comfortable on a liquid/soft foods diet immediately after your oral surgery. Most patients usually do this for a few days after treatment, until the initial pain has faded. Don’t use straws, as the sucking motion can pull on your stitches and also cause fresh bleeding.