At times, it may be the case that a tooth is damaged – either due to decay, gum disease, or a fracture beyond what can be repaired, or it may need to be removed for space before orthodontics as some teeth are poorly positioned (wisdom teeth, for instance). Extraction may help lead to the proper restoration required to keep the mouth looking and feeling healthy!
At Nosehill Dental, our goal is always to preserve natural teeth and keep them strong and healthy for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there are some situations where teeth may need to be extracted. Nosehill Dental is pleased to provide safe and effective tooth extraction when recommended by your dentist.
Reasons for Extracting a Tooth
Examination of the mouth, coupled with radiographs (usually done between the age of 17-22), may help to determine whether any teeth need to be extracted. Sometimes a tooth has been extensively damaged or badly injured, broken, or chipped and cannot be saved. Other times, there may be severe tooth decay that cannot be repaired, advanced periodontal disease, or a tooth that is badly positioned in the mouth and should be removed to undertake other dental procedures like orthodontic treatment. In the case of wisdom teeth for example, not all may need to be removed if there is enough room in the mouth and they are able to function normally without disrupting others.
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You may hear people talk about getting a tooth “pulled.” We do not like that word at all! “Pulling” a tooth might damage the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone. There is a simpler and less scary way to remove a tooth; if a tooth needs to be extracted, the area around it will be numbed and the tooth will then be dislocated using a side-to-side motion until it is loose and lifted out. Sometimes, a tooth may be trimmed into two or more pieces in order to remove it safely, as may be necessary if it has several roots going in different directions. Advanced, modern technologies are on our side, and help to ease and quicken procedures causing less overall discomfort! Whatever anesthesia or sedatives are used during your tooth extractions, Nosehill Dental is committed to ensuring that you remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the entire procedure.
What can I expect after I have my tooth removed?
After tooth removal, a small amount of discomfort is completely normal (when the freezing wears off). Some patients may take ibuprofen or acetaminophen at that time. Pain, swelling, or stiffness may be experienced for a while after the extraction (depending on the complexity of the procedure and on the individual). Proper care is crucial at that time in order to ensure quicker healing and lessen the risks of infection. Our team can walk you through specific aftercare steps and help you recognize signs of infection post-treatment so further pain and procedures can be avoided.
Whether you need to replace a tooth once it is removed will depend on many factors. Some teeth are important for function or aesthetics, so a replacement may be necessary. However, a replacement is not always necessary! Your Nosehill Dental dentist can help you determine the next steps and the treatment that may be needed in order to keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful!
If you believe that you may require a tooth extraction, or you have any questions about tooth extractions or the tooth extraction process, please do not hesitate to contact us at (403) 241-1900 and we will be happy to help!
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DENTIST Calgary NW
SERVING THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Calgary NW, Nosehill, Ranchlands, Hawkwood, Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Dalhousie.
1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW, #101, Calgary, AB T3G 2A7
Phone: (403) 241-1900
Fax: (403) 241-8839
Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday / Statutory Holidays: Closed