If you have a loose permanent tooth or teeth you need to see your dentist as soon as possible.
You really should not try to pull an adult (permanent) tooth on your own as it could lead to infection or other issues.
When you go to the dentist in Ajax for a loose tooth or teeth the first thing the dentist will do is examine your mouth and then take some x-rays to fully understand what is going on with your teeth. If the tooth or teeth cannot be saved by a root canal or crown, then the dentist will numb the area so that there will be no pain when the tooth or teeth are extracted. Your dentist will always try to save your teeth first before extraction is done. The dentist will then provide you with options to fill the gap so that your other teeth do not drift or shift position.
There are two types of extractions:
1. Simple extraction in which the area is numbed with an injection and the tooth is extracted
2. Surgical extraction is used when the tooth or teeth are impacted or a tooth has broken off at the gum line; this type of extraction will use a general anesthesia in which the patient is put to sleep
Your Ajax Dentist will only do extractions for the following reasons:
If your teeth can be saved the dentist will use that option before extracting but extraction is sometimes necessary in order to provide you with better oral health.
The best way to avoid extraction is with a good daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice daily and flossing.