Tooth Extraction Service

Diagnostic & Preventive Dentistry
At Milltown Dental, maintaining your natural teeth is always our goal. However, there are some cases in which your natural teeth might require removal to save the surrounding teeth, and help you achieve optimum oral health.

What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of your tooth and its root. In all cases, the extraction is recommended when the tooth is causing or will cause serious issues for your healthy teeth. A tooth will be extracted for the following reasons:
  • Excessive tooth decay
  • Tooth infection
  • Crowding
  • To accommodate orthodontic treatment
  • Impacted teeth in the case of wisdom teeth

Does your tooth need to be extracted?

The reason for tooth extraction is varied, but in general tooth extraction will be recommended in the following cases:
  • Impaction: This is the most common reason wisdom teeth are extracted. When they are impacted, they are growing at an angle that will not allow them to erupt properly and/or that will cause existing teeth to shift as they continue to grow.
  • Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth are removed if they will prevent other teeth from erupting. This can also be performed before fitting braces to allow your teeth to move into the ideal position.
  • Damage: In the case where a tooth has suffered from extensive damage, including damage caused by decay, and the tooth cannot be salvaged by other dental treatments the tooth will have to be extracted.
  • Infection: Severe tooth decay can spread to the inner section or “pulp” of the tooth. If not treated this infection can continue to spread to other teeth. In this case, root canal therapy will be advised to treat the infection. However, if the damage is too extensive, the tooth will have to be extracted.

How is a tooth extraction performed?

Dr. Julie can perform a tooth extraction in our office using sedation and local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. There are two types of tooth extractions:
  • Simple extraction: This procedure can be performed using a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the extraction. Your tooth is then loosened with an “elevator” and removed with forceps.
  • Surgical extraction: In this case, you will require local anesthesia and sedation to keep you calm and relaxed during the extraction. You will require an incision in the gums and depending on the situation the need for the removal of bone around your tooth can also be required. Following the procedure sutures will be applied at the area of the incision.

Are there risks associated with tooth extraction?

Dr. Julie will only recommend extraction when absolutely necessary to improve your overall oral health. In most cases, as long as you follow the post-operative instructions you should recover without issue. If you have questions about dental extractions or other dental treatments and procedures speak to our team by calling (905) 878-8528 or contact us here.
Milltown Dental

840 Main Street East, Unit 3,
Milton, Ontario, L9T0J4,

Practice Hours:Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Additional Information: Alternating Saturdays: 8 AM - 3 PM


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Rita Fatallah
Rita Fatallah
Dr. Julie is the most confident, knowledgeable and passionate dentist I have ever met! My daughter was diagnosed with a mild tongue tie the day she was born and at a few weeks old, I started searching endlessly on where to have her release done. As a worried mom, I wanted the best of the best treatment and thankfully, I was recommended to Dr.Julie. Let me tell you…Dr.Julie IS the definition of BEST of the BEST!! The moment I met her in person, I knew my 5 week old was in good hands. This is the EXACT person you want doing a tongue tie procedure. All the staff are incredibly kind, professional and genuine. The clinic is very clean and organized. For each appointment, I was greeted immediately and was brought in right away. You will initially watch a detailed informative video and then will meet with the dentist outlining the procedure. She did not pressure us what so ever. The actual laser treatment happens quick, yes your baby will cry (it’s normal) and finally you will be taught the daunting yet IMPORTANT stretches. Make sure to NOT skip them. Thank you Dr. Boudreault for showing me how to do them a million times and not once were you bothered. God bless you all. Best Regards, Baby Rose’s mom
Steve Borrelli
Steve Borrelli
Wow ! First let me start off by saying thank you Anita & Nadia you both were unbelievable so helpful and respectful thank you for making me feel comfortable for my first time there. 2nd thank you to all the professionals in this establishment I strongly recommend this location they did a fantastic job. See you again !
Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray
Dr. Julie is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and makes you feel confident while making the decision about your babies oral ties. We're so happy we went with Milltown Dental to fix our daughters tongue tie, we truly felt like we were under the best care possible. Thank you Dr. Julie and team!
Andreaa N
Andreaa N
Took my 2 month old for a lip and tongue tie. Dr. Julie was extremely knowledgeable, things I didn’t even know was part of a tie. I was so anxious going into the appointment that after watching the video and talking to Dr. Julie, I knew I had made the right decision in coming to this office. I also didn’t feel pressured at all, which also made me feel better about the decision. Everyone was very friendly and the office is very clean. Thank you Milltown Dental!! I Will definitely recommend to friends and family!!
Crypto Thumbs
Crypto Thumbs
Always 5 stars at Milltown Dental. The staff is so friendly and they really know what they are doing. This is my go to place in a Milton.
Jen Marriott
Jen Marriott
Dr. Julie is the best dentist ever!! I walked into Milltown Dental with severe anxiety and horrible teeth. With Dr. Julie's compassion, understanding, and master skills, I've left with confidence and faith that there's nothing we can't get through together. I owe my own and my family's smile to Dr. Julie and Milltown Dental. 💛
Kate H
Kate H
If I could give more than 5 starts I would. Not only is Dr. Julie incredibly skilled but she is the kindest most ethical and empathetic dentist I have come across. She has a top-notch informative consultation process for those looking to explore tongue/lip ties for their babies. The office itself is a clean comfortable environment, staff are efficient and very friendly.
Mike Jongkind
Mike Jongkind
Really fantastic experience here. Staff and dental professionals seem to genuinely care. It didn’t feel like they were just trying to sell me treatments. The hygienist I had was very professional and kind. The dentist was very personable and took the time to explain things to me. Would strongly recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist experience. UPDATE: I got invisilines here and the experience has been awesome. They explain everything in plain language and make it easy to understand the process. I was so impressed with how pleasant they made the treatment. Again, really great dentist practice. Strongly recommend.