There may be times when removing teeth is necessary, such as in the case of wisdom teeth removals or root canal treatments. Some of the reasons that may cause a tooth to be removed are decay, crowded teeth, infections, and gum disease.
For the most simple of extractions, our Whitby dentists can simply loosen your tooth and remove it with dental forceps. These simple extractions are usually quick and don't have many steps or possible complications.
More complex extractions are less common but require more time and precision. Our Whitby are trained and skilled in this area to ensure that the extraction goes as painless and comfortable for you, the patient, as possible. For patients who have high dental anxiety and phobias, we offer sedation.
Our Whitby dental teams are committed to making our patients as physically and emotionally comfortable as possible while we provide restorative, preventative and cosmetic dental services. For this reason, we offer sedation to patients who may feel stressed or anxious at the thought of a dental appointment. At your request and with consultation with your dentist, we can use anesthesia during your treatment to put you into a relaxed state (almost like sleep!).
Sedation is mostly used for treatments that require more time, for patients who have dental phobia, or for patients who have a hard time staying still (such as children). After sedation, patients are not unconscious, but rather in a "sleep-like" state where they do not remember much from the treatment.