At Lake of the Woods Dental Centre in Kenora, we may recommend a tooth extraction for a tooth that is poorly positioned, severely decayed, or if advanced gum disease is present.
Our primary goal is usually to save your natural tooth. However, under certain circumstances, we may recommend an extraction.
If your tooth must be extracted, we will likely begin by applying a local anesthetic to the area surrounding the tooth, to help alleviate any pain during the procedure.
Following the extraction, our team will provide you with simple care instructions to look after the area and prevent infection.
We may also recommend eating only soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, soups, apple sauce, or smoothies to help the site to heal faster.