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What Is An Extraction?

An extraction in dentistry is the process in which the affected tooth is removed from the alveolar bone using special tools designed specifically for an tooth extraction.  Dental extractions are done for many reasons:

  • Severely decayed tooth
  • Wisdom teeth (most common reason for extraction)
  • Trauma caused to a tooth
  • Non-restorable
  • Severely fractured tooth
  • Preparation for orthodontics – in patients with severe crowding, extractions are done to create space
  • Severe bone loss – the tooth extracted as bone is unable to support tooth anymore
  • Infection

The process of an extraction differs from patient to patient. Generally, the process is initiated by an x-ray to determine the positing of the affected tooth in the bone. Local anaesthesia is then administered and the tooth is extracted. In many cases, patient’s request to receive general anaesthesia, in which case the patient is referred to an oral surgeon. Following an extraction,  it normally takes 2-10 days to heal. Post-operative instructions are provided to the patient to ensure optimal healing:

  • Applying ice – 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off
  • Biting down on gauze to reduce bleeding and aid in blood clotting.
  • Taking prescribed medications as instructed (antibiotics and painkillers)
  • Avoiding smoking, drinking through a straw, spicy/crunchy foods, rinsing vigorously

What Are The Benefits Of An Extraction?

  • Aids in overcrowding
  • Pain relief
  • Early removal of wisdom teeth prevents future crowding

How Much Does An Extraction Cost?

Dental extractions range in levels of complications, thus ranging in cost. The more complicated the extraction, the higher the cost. Per tooth, a patient can expect to pay anywhere between $150-$500 per tooth. Most insurance companies cover the cost of extractions under major treatment. 0% interest monthly payment plans are available for patients to take advantage of for extensive treatment.

Why Dr. Girn/Home of Dentistry?

Dr. Girn has over 20 years of experience with extractions. His gentle approach ensures optimal healing and the highest level of comfort during the procedure.


We have been to many dentists before and we haven't met a pleasant dentist like Dr. Girn. My family and I have been going to him for twelve years and they've always been helpful and friendly to us. He will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in his room. His office staff are professional, sincere, welcoming and friendly as well. I want to thank your friendly staff for accommodating my needs and for always taking good care of my family and I. The customer service is truly awesome. The moment you walk in they will greet you along with their welcoming smile, from that second you are treated like family. You feel calm and relaxed because in each room there are many televisions, so wherever the patients look there will be something for them to look at so they can take their minds off the work that is being done in their mouth. We're so glad that he is our family dentist now! I highly recommend Dr. Girn for anyone looking for an amazing dentist. Dr. Girn and his staff are amazing and his office is always clean and well kept. When you walk out of there, you will leave with a smile. if anyone is looking for a well trusted and professional dentist, then I highly recommend you come to Dr. Girn. You won't be disappointed.

— Daren D. - Mississauga

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— Daniel H. - Markham