Reasons and Indications for Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of one or more teeth. It’s typically considered when other dental treatments can’t resolve the issue, and is essential for maintaining your oral health. Common reasons for wisdom dental tooth extraction include: 

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When tooth decay reaches an advanced stage and compromises the tooth’s structural integrity, extraction may be necessary to prevent infection and further damage.
  • Advanced Gum Disease: Gum disease can lead to tooth loosening, and extraction may be required to prevent its spread and protect the remaining teeth.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often lack sufficient space to emerge properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth, necessitating removal.
  • Orthodontic Needs: Sometimes, tooth extraction is recommended as part of orthodontic treatment to create space for teeth alignment.
  • Trauma or Injury: Teeth that have suffered severe trauma or fractures may be extracted if they cannot be effectively repaired.
  • Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth may require extraction to create room for proper alignment or orthodontic treatment.
  • Infection or Abscess: An infected tooth can lead to abscess formation, causing severe pain and risking the spread of infection. Extraction may be necessary to eliminate the source of the infection.


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While wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure, there are certain situations where it may not be advisable, including: 

  • Pregnancy: It is generally recommended to avoid elective dental procedures, including tooth extraction, during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your dentist for guidance.
  • Medical Conditions: Some medical conditions may increase the risks associated with tooth extraction. Your dentist will assess 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: Some medications can interfere with the healing process, and adjustments may be necessary before extraction.

The Process of Removing Teeth

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

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

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Wisdom Teeth

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

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

Why They Need to Be Pulled

Wisdom teeth often require extraction for several reasons:

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth are prone to becoming impacted, meaning they don’t have enough space to grow properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth.
  • Misalignment: Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles or become misaligned, leading to discomfort and potential damage to surrounding teeth.
  • Difficulty Cleaning: Their location at the back of the mouth makes it challenging to clean wisdom teeth effectively, increasing the risk of decay and infection.


You Should Have Your Teeth Removed at Dawson Dental in Newmarket

At Dawson Dental in Newmarket, we prioritize your oral health and well-being. When you choose our dental clinic for your Newmarket tooth extraction needs, you benefit from: 

  • Expertise. Our experienced dental professionals have a track record of delivering safe and effective tooth extractions.
  • Patient-Centered Care. We understand that each patient is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and preferences.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology. We utilize advanced dental technology and techniques to ensure precision and minimize discomfort.
  • Comfortable Environment. Our modern and welcoming dental office in Newmarket provides a relaxing atmosphere for your dental care.
  • Comprehensive Aftercare. We offer thorough post-extraction guidance on your dental extractions, and support to ensure a successful recovery.

When it comes to Newmarket tooth extractions, Dawson Dental is your trusted partner for exceptional care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more comfortable smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Days Does It Take to Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Generally, you can anticipate a healing process spanning around 1 to 2 weeks after Newmarket wisdom teeth removal.
During the first 3 to 4 days, you may experience the most significant discomfort, which gradually subsides. Full recovery involves the closure of the surgical site, the resolution of any swelling or bruising, and the return of normal oral function.

How Painful Is Wisdom Teeth Removal in Newmarket?

Wisdom teeth removal is not inherently painful during the procedure itself, thanks to local anesthesia and sedation options available in Newmarket. However, the level of discomfort or pain experienced afterward varies from person to person.

It’s common to feel some soreness, swelling, and mild pain in the days following the dental extraction.

Why Do Experts Now Say Not to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, may not need removal if they are healthy, properly aligned, and don’t pose any foreseeable problems. Recommendations against removal dentistry are based on a thorough evaluation by dental professionals.

However, if there is a potential for issues like impaction, infection, crowding, or pain, experts may advise removal to prevent such complications.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Tooth Extraction?

Generally, initial discomfort lasts for about 3 to 7 days, with complete healing taking several weeks. Prompt follow-up visits, good oral hygiene practices, and compliance with post-op guidelines can expedite the recovery process and promote optimal healing.

Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

Newmarket tooth removal procedures are performed with the utmost care and consideration for your comfort. Our dentists use local anesthesia to ensure that you experience minimal to no pain during the extraction process.

While some discomfort or soreness is typical in the days following the procedure, this can usually be managed effectively with prescribed pain medication and adherence to post-operative care recommendations.

What Are the Don’ts After Tooth Extraction?

Following tooth removal, it’s crucial to avoid certain activities and behaviours to promote proper healing and prevent complications. These include refraining from strenuous physical activity for at least a few days, avoiding smoking or the use of tobacco products, abstaining from alcohol consumption, and steering clear of hot or spicy foods that may irritate the surgical site Or using a straw.

Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene through gentle rinsing and adhering to any post-op instructions provided by your dentist Newmarket is essential.

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 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.