Extraction is a dental procedure entailing the removal of one or more teeth, becomes imperative when alternative dental treatments prove insufficient, playing a crucial role in maintaining your oral health and overall well-being.

In Aurora, there are various common reasons for tooth extraction, including:

  • Advanced Tooth Decay: Extraction may be necessary when tooth decay reaches an advanced stage, risking the tooth’s structural integrity, infection, and further damage.
  • Advanced Gum Disease: Gum disease can lead to tooth loosening, necessitating extraction to stop its spread and safeguard remaining teeth.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, often lack space for proper emergence. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and harm to neighbouring teeth, making removal necessary.
  • Orthodontic Needs: On occasion, tooth extraction is recommended as part of orthodontic treatment to create space for aligning teeth.
  • Trauma or Injury: Teeth that have sustained severe trauma or fractures may require extraction if effective repair is impossible.
  • Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth may need extraction to create room for proper alignment or orthodontic treatment.
  • Infection or Abscess: An infected tooth can lead to abscess formation, causing intense pain and posing infection risks. Extraction may be necessary to eliminate the infection source.

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Cases Where Removing Teeth May Not Be Advisable

While wisdom teeth removal is a routine dental procedure, there are specific situations where it may not be recommended, including:

  • Pregnancy: It is generally advisable to avoid elective dental procedures like tooth extraction during pregnancy, except when absolutely necessary. Consult your dentist for guidance.
  • Medical Conditions: Some medical conditions may heighten the risks associated with teeth removal procedures. Your dentist will evaluate your medical history to determine the safest course of action.
  • Blood Disorders: Patients with bleeding disorders may require special precautions or alternative treatment approaches.
  • Certain Medications: Certain medications can interfere with the healing process, requiring adjustments before extraction.

The Tooth Extraction Process

At Dawson Dental in Aurora, our highly skilled dental professionals ensure a comfortable and efficient tooth extraction process. Here is what you can expect:

  • Consultation: Before the procedure, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination, review your medical history, and address any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth’s surrounding area, ensuring minimal to no discomfort during the extraction.
  • Extraction: Utilizing specialized tools, your dentist will carefully remove the tooth, taking care to minimize trauma to nearby tissues.
  • Post-Extraction Care: Following the tooth’s removal, your dentist will provide post-extraction care instructions to promote healing and prevent complications.
  • Follow-up: Attending recommended follow-up appointments is essential to monitor your recovery progress and address any concerns.

Wisdom Teeth in Aurora

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars located at the rear of your mouth. These teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood.

Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Several reasons necessitate wisdom teeth removal in Aurora, including:

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth are susceptible to becoming impacted, meaning they lack enough space for proper growth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, and damage to nearby teeth.
  • Misalignment: Wisdom teeth may grow in at odd angles, causing discomfort and potential harm to surrounding teeth.
  • Difficulty Cleaning: The location of wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth makes effective cleaning challenging, increasing the risk of decay and infection.

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Wisdom Teeth in Aurora

Choose Dawson Dental for Your Tooth Extraction Needs

When it comes to oral procedures, Dawson Dental is your trusted partner for exceptional care. Choosing our dental clinic for your Aurora tooth extraction needs offers several benefits, including:

  • Expertise: Our experienced dental professionals have a proven track record of delivering safe and effective extractions.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We acknowledge the uniqueness of each patient and customize our approach to meet your specific needs and preferences.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We employ advanced dental technology and techniques to ensure precision and minimize discomfort.
  • Comfortable Environment: Our modern and welcoming dental office in Aurora creates a relaxing atmosphere for your dental care.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare: We offer thorough post-extraction guidance for your dental extractions, along with support to ensure a successful recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get 2 or 4 wisdom teeth removed?

The decision to remove 2 or 4 wisdom teeth depends on your dental health and your dentist’s recommendation.

Why experts now say not to remove your wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is still recommended when they cause issues like pain, infection, or overcrowding. It’s not always necessary if they are healthy and well-aligned.

Is 30 too old to have wisdom teeth removed?

Age isn’t the only factor; it depends on your oral health. Wisdom teeth can be removed safely at 30 if they cause problems.

What is too early to remove wisdom teeth?

It’s too early to remove wisdom teeth before they have fully developed and erupted, typically in your late teens or early twenties.

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

While discomfort is common, pain can be managed with prescribed medication, and most patients recover well.

How long does it take to heal from wisdom tooth extraction?

Healing times vary, but most people recover within a week to ten days after wisdom tooth extraction.

Can I go to work the next day after wisdom tooth extraction?

You may need to take a day or two off work to rest and recover after wisdom tooth extraction.

When can I drink water after wisdom teeth removal?

You can usually drink water right after the procedure, but avoid using straws for the first few days to prevent complications.

What not to do after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Avoid strenuous activities, smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating hard or spicy foods to prevent complications after wisdom teeth removal.

Our Dentists & Specialists

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Edward Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Mark Sokalsky, DDS

Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of experience to his patients. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

Dr. Sokalsky believes that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between provider and patient, which is why he takes his time to walk his patients through their treatment options and their relation to overall health. He understands that dental appointments are not easy for everyone, but he is always willing to move at a pace that is most comfortable for the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Sokalsky enjoys playing golf, baseball, and pickleball, as well as spending time with his two sons and grandsons.

Dr. Eric Sade, Periodontist

Dr. Sade obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Toronto and completed a 3-year full time residency program in periodontics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently maintains his private practice in Toronto.

Dr. Sade has joined with Dawson Dental to provide his expertise in the area of periodontics to patients who demonstrate the need for more advanced periodontal therapy.

Dr. Volker Stein, D.D.S.

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970. After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as Chief of Dental Services, Surgery.

In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at HeadsupToothbrush.com Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Amanda Braude has been in private practice since 2007 and offers all aspects of dental care including general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, Lumineers, and sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients. She also provides our patients with extended evening hours and Saturdays.

Dr. Braude enjoys working with children and seeing them smile after their first dental visit. She also has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment for many local long-term care facilities.

Dr. Braude was born in Sudbury but moved to the GTA as a teenager. She currently lives in Maple with her husband and two young boys.

Dr. James Nguyen , BSc. MSc., MBA., DDS

Dr. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Orthodontics. Through the diversity of patients (ages 5 to 70+ years old) and complexity of orthodontic cases, Dr. James delivers exceptional orthodontic care to any patient seeking traditional (metal) or invisible braces.

He is family oriented and treats every patient like they are his own family member. He greatly enjoys discussing treatment options to ensure his patients are comfortable and informed. Building trust is a key ingredient to building a successful provider/patient relationship. Whether they have questions before, during, or after treatment, he makes sure his patients know that he is there for them every step of the way.

Dr. James graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto (U of T). His dedication to academic and clinical excellence is reflected in his 4 degrees from U of T. Dr. James is currently teaching at the faculty and continues to treat patients across Ontario and other provinces.

Dr. James shares two daughters, Belle and Kate, with his lovely wife Till. Having little ones allows Dr. James to truly relate to the joys and challenges that parents go through each day. Spending time with his girls is what he loves doing most outside of work.