Tooth Extractions An Overview
Why Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Tooth extraction may be deemed necessary for a range of reasons regarding your dental health. For instance, tooth extraction is sometimes recommended if one or more of the following factors apply:
- A tooth is beyond repair
- Dental trauma
- A dental infection
- Overcrowded teeth
- Extensive tooth decay
- Bone loss due to periodontal disease
Tooth extractions are often categorized in two ways: simple extractions and surgical extractions. In many cases, when a tooth is seen above the gum line, and a dentist can remove it, it is considered a simple extraction. When a tooth doesn’t fully erupt and may require the removal of bone structure and gum tissue that is surrounding the tooth, it is a surgical extraction.
At Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, our general dentistry team performs routine tooth extractions and wisdom tooth extractions. In certain cases, we may work with a local specialist to ensure your dental needs are met.
After a full dental examination, we will recommend the best form of treatment for your smile. To inquire more about wisdom teeth extraction or tooth extractions, please feel free to contact our dental office.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Calgary, AB
Wisdom teeth typically develop between the late teen years and early twenties. In many cases, wisdom teeth erupt properly and in alignment with your existing teeth, which means they may not require extraction. In other cases, patients may need to get their wisdom teeth extracted if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- The wisdom tooth eruption leads to overcrowding
- An infection
- Partially erupts
- Tooth or jaw pain due to wisdom teeth
- Impacted teeth
- Erupts crooked or sideways
When the wisdom teeth don’t develop properly, it can lead to a range of severe dental health issues. Extracting the wisdom teeth is the best form of treatment to alleviate your symptoms and restore health and function to your smile.
During your wisdom tooth removal consultation, we will perform a full oral examination and take x-rays of your mouth to assess the condition of your wisdom teeth. With the information from your x-rays, we can determine the location of your wisdom teeth and whether or not an extraction is necessary.
Our goal is to provide the most appropriate treatment plan for your dental health. If wisdom tooth removal is necessary, we will explain all aspects of your care prior to your appointment. Most extractions are performed under dental sedation to allow for a more comfortable, stress-free dental experience.
Following aftercare instructions is a crucial part of your recovery. We will provide aftercare instructions to ensure you make the most out of your recovery; this also helps reduce your risk of complications such as infection, dry socket, or dental pain after wisdom tooth surgery.