Tooth Extractions in St. John’s, NL

A minor cavity or infection in a tooth can be addressed with dental restorations. However, if your tooth is damaged beyond repair, its removal may become necessary. At EPIC Dental Specialist, we offer painless and comfortable tooth extractions in St. John’s, NL, to restore your overall oral health. Dr. Chedella and his team are qualified experts who perform this procedure with minimal pain or discomfort.

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    Tooth Extractions

    What Are the Reasons For Tooth Removal

    Our dentists emphasize retaining healthy natural teeth for as long as possible, but in some cases, it may become impossible to save a tooth. A severely infected or decayed tooth may also threaten the health of surrounding teeth, necessitating its removal. Common reasons why our St. John’s, NL, dentists may suggest tooth extractions include:

    • Severe tooth decay
    • Dental abscess
    • Severely fractured or broken teeth
    • Impacted teeth
    • Loose or mobile teeth
    • Periodontal disease
    • Dental injury
    • Stubborn primary teeth
    • Placement of full dentures
    • Orthodontic treatment
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    Types of Tooth Extractions We Offer In St. John’s, NL

    Our dentists perform two major types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. During your initial consultation and oral evaluation, we will examine your teeth and record dental X-rays to determine the best approach for you.

    • Simple Extraction
      As the name suggests, this is an easy and straightforward procedure in which we remove the tooth without using any invasive techniques. It is ideal for teeth that are intact, visible above the gum line, and easily accessible.
      We will start the procedure by numbing the tooth and surrounding tissues with a local anesthetic. Next, our prosthodontist will use sterilized instruments to gently maneuver the tooth out of its socket. You may feel pressure during removal, but you won’t feel pain or discomfort.
    • Surgical Extraction
      Teeth that are inaccessible, broken or decayed beneath the gum line, or impacted require surgical removal. This technique is most commonly used for the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
      For this procedure, we will inject local anesthesia and place a small incision on your gums to reveal the bone. We may trim the bone slightly to access the tooth and extract it out of its socket. In some cases, we may divide the tooth into sections for easier removal. Afterward, we will close the incision with sutures and place a pressure gauze.

    How Long Is The Recovery Period

    The duration of the recovery period depends upon the type of tooth extraction, the number of teeth extracted, and your body’s healing abilities. You will recover within 10 to 14 days after a simple extraction, but complete healing after surgical extraction may take 3 to 4 weeks.

    Our dentists will provide proper care instructions after tooth extractions in St. John’s, NL. We will also prescribe pain medications to ease your recovery process, especially after surgical tooth removal. Follow the necessary precautions to ensure that the extraction wound heals well within a few days.

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    I can't say enough great things about Dr. Chedella and his staff. You are certainly made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Chedella is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and most of all kind. I would 100 percent recommend!!!

    ~ Jennifer Murrin

    The team at EPIC Dental did a great job on my 4 crowns and 1 implant. They were always pleasant, helpful, and professional. Dr. Chidella has a great personality and great skill in making your new teeth fit like a glove. You can't go wrong by going to EPIC Dental for your prosthodontic needs.

    ~ Don Deibel

    From the moment that I first met Dr. Chedella at his dentist chair, I knew I was in good hands. I had implants started in another country but not finished due to the pandemic. Dr. Chedella did a perfect job in completing the procedure. After waiting 20 months in limbo, I can't thank you enough Dr. Chedella.

    ~ Ken Wong

    Nice friendly staff. The doctor gave practical, easy advice on every day changes I could make to help my TMJ problem - and it worked! One of the few specialists I’ve seen in years who I didn’t feel was trying to push an expensive device or unnecessary procedure on me - it was refreshing.

    ~ C Payne

    Dr.Chedella and staff have been and continue to be the best of the best! It was a long Journey but Dr. Chedella is by my side through it all! I am so very pleased with the end result, the personal attention and attention to detail are top notch...

    ~ Sandra Brennan

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    For comfortable tooth extractions in St. John’s, NL, visit our dental facility or call us today at (709) 754-4895 to schedule an appointment.

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