Tooth Extraction

Extractions in St. Catharines, ON

If your tooth is severely impacted, damaged or broken, extraction may be the best option. Regular exams and good oral hygiene can go a long way in protecting your teeth from infection and decay. It’s a good idea to get minor problems treated by our trained dentists near you before they transform into emergencies.

When an Extraction Is Necessary

Our reliable dentists in St. Catharines, ON will first x-ray your tooth and gums and will try hard to save your tooth as far as possible. However, at times, extraction at Girardi Dental may be the only option available. Thanks to effective sedation techniques, extractions are nearly as pain-free as fillings.

Tooth extraction may be unavoidable if:

A tooth has become so unhealthy or damaged that it cannot be restored with root canal treatment. If the infected tooth is not extracted, the bacterial infection may spread to the gingival tissue and cause gum disease.

The patient requires braces. Our team of experienced dentists may need to extract one or more teeth to leave room for your teeth to realign along the gums. Overcrowded teeth can impact bite and spoil your smile, and tooth extraction helps relieve the pressure on adjacent teeth.

There is an impacted wisdom tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth (that erupts under the gums) causes swelling, pain and infection unless they are extracted from the gums. If not extracted, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause damage to surrounding bone and tissue.

Tooth extractions in St. Catharines, ON result in significant pain relief, prevent the spread of infection and pave the way for orthodontic treatment.

What Happens During an Extraction at Girardi Dental?

The time required for extractions near you depends on the type of tooth roots and the location of the tooth. Impacted teeth require a surgical incision, while visible teeth can be pulled using a simple extraction procedure. Our patients will feel no pain during the procedure; you may only experience pressure when we prise the tooth from its socket.

It’s best to request a ride home after the procedure, as the anesthesia may take time to wear off.

Our dental office in St. Catharines, ON also welcome patients from the below-mentioned nearby areas:

  • Port Dalhousie
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Beamsville
  • Lincoln
  • Port Weller
  • Lakeport
  • Grantham
  • Haig