Necessary Farewells: Dental Extractions

Dental extractions, also known as tooth extractions or tooth removal, are common dental health procedures that involve removing a tooth from its socket. Although having a tooth pulled may seem scary, sometimes it’s necessary for your mouth to stay healthy.

This article will discuss the when and why of dental extractions.

When is a Dental Extraction Necessary?

  • There are several reasons why a dental extraction may be necessary. The most common reasons include:
  • Untreatable serious dental decay or infection that cannot be managed with a root canal or antibiotics
  • Teeth overcrowding requiring extraction for orthodontic procedures
  • Wisdom teeth causing harm or pain to nearby teeth
  • A broken or cracked tooth that cannot be repaired
  • Loose tooth caused by serious gum disease

Why is a Dental Extraction Necessary?

The removal of teeth plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal oral health. When a tooth is severely damaged or infected, it has the potential to negatively impact neighboring teeth, causing further harm within the mouth. By extracting the affected tooth, the spread of infection can be stopped, preventing it from leading to more serious complications down the line. Additionally, removing overcrowded teeth can enhance the alignment of the teeth and prevent potential dental problems from arising in the future. Therefore, tooth extraction is an important procedure that can ultimately contribute to the overall well-being of one’s oral cavity.

The Procedure

Normally, a dentist or oral surgeon conducts the dental extraction procedure. Before the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to numb the area surrounding the tooth to reduce discomfort. In some cases, sedation may also be used to help the patient relax during the procedure.

Once the region is numb, the dentist will employ specific tools to dislodge the tooth from its socket and extract it.

Sometimes, the tooth must be fractured into smaller fragments to simplify its extraction. After the removal, the dentist will clean the region and might apply sutures to aid in recovery.


Following your dentist’s aftercare instructions after a dental extraction is important. These may include avoiding certain foods, taking pain medication, and keeping the extraction site clean. Also, avoid smoking and using straws to prevent dislodging the blood clot in the socket and delaying healing.


While dental extractions may seem intimidating, they are often necessary for the overall health of your mouth. Suppose you are experiencing severe tooth pain or have been advised by your dentist to have a tooth extracted. In that case, it is essential to follow through with the dental procedure. By doing so, you can prevent further dental issues and maintain a healthy smile.

It is important to remember the significance of attending regular dental check-ups and maintaining proper oral care habits to decrease the likelihood of needing dental extractions later on. By consistently visiting your dentist for check-ups, you can ensure that any potential issues with your teeth are addressed early on before they progress to the point of requiring extraction.

Additionally, practicing good oral hygiene at home can help prevent decay and gum disease, both of which can eventually lead to the need for dental extractions. By being proactive about your dental health, you can work towards preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible and avoiding future extractions.


Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health: Act Now to Avoid Tooth Extractions!

When it comes to our health, teeth are often the last thing we think about. But did you know that ignoring dental problems can lead to severe consequences, including the need for tooth extractions? It’s time to take action and prioritize your dental health.




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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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