Getting a strong second-opinion can sometimes save your tooth or teeth from being unnecessarily pulled.
Let Dr. Riordan assess your tooth to see what can be done before committing to an extraction, which will lead to a permanent loss.
In the event that the tooth cannot be saved, Dr. Riordan will perform a fast and professional and pain-free extraction and then advise you of any next-steps to be taken.
Dental extractions are a common dental practice that consist of removing a tooth from its socket.
Both the crown, which is the visible portion of the tooth, and the tooth roots are removed.
Teeth that have fully erupted are generally removed through a process called simple extraction, which involves using specialized tools to lift or pull the tooth from its socket.
Teeth that haven’t yet erupted are removed surgically, often with the patient under IV anesthesia to prevent discomfort and trauma.
If necessary, the extracted tooth can later be replaced by a dental implant or bridge.
Dental extractions are usually performed as a last resort when teeth are too badly damaged to be saved, or when leaving a tooth in the mouth will cause more harm than good.
There are four primary reasons why you might need to have a tooth extracted:
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Located in Oshawa, Ontario, we are on the east side of Simcoe Street North, just south of Beatrice Street East and north of Sunset Drive.
If you are driving south on Simcoe, continue past Beatrice Street and Liz’s No Frills (you’ll see it on your right side). We are just past that plaza, on the left (east) side.
If you are driving north on Simcoe Street, go past the Long & McQuade Musical Instruments store (on your left) and the Petro Canada gas station (right side).
The next street on your left will be Sunset Drive (where the Shell gas station is) and we are just past that intersection, on the right (east) side.
You can take the Simcoe Street Northbound or Southbound bus.
Both directions have stops at Sunset Drive, just south of the clinic.
The Simcoe Southbound Bus Stop ID is: 715
The Simcoe Northbound Bus Stop ID is: 686
Please visit the Durham Region Transit website’s schedule page for routes, fares and times.
Free parking is available on the south (right) side of the building.
The clinic is fully accessible.
You can call the clinic during regular business hours or leave a message if we aren’t able to take your call.