Simple Tooth Extractions
There are many reasons why a patient may need to undergo a simple tooth extraction. If you are experiencing sensitivity or pain, you may be a candidate for an extraction.
Some common reasons for extraction include:
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Impeding teeth due to baby teeth or extra teeth
- Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
- Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
- Severe tooth decay (cannot be corrected with root canal therapy)
During your treatment, the dentist will take x-rays of the teeth in question and create a plan for the procedure. You will be given a local anesthetic to help alleviate pain during the procedure, then the dentist will loosen the ligaments and gum tissues using a tool called an elevator. Next, your dentist will use a pair of forceps to remove the tooth from the ligaments. Once the tooth is removed, the dentist will pack the socket with gauze. This procedure has little to no downtime once performed.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or are wondering if braces are right for you, give us a call today.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last four of your 32 teeth to erupt. They will often make their appearance through the surface of your gums between the ages of 17 and 25. Your wisdom teeth are located towards the back of your mouth, and because of lack of space in the mouth for the teeth to grow in properly, left untreated they can lead to movement of teeth, impacted teeth, damage, and infection. That being said, not all wisdom teeth will require removal.
Removal of Wisdom Teeth will begin with a thorough examination of the wisdom and surrounding teeth, then the procedure will be performed under local anesthesia.
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth removal, please give us a call.
When there in an infection in the nerve of a tooth, it will need to be removed in order to save the tooth. Root Canals are used in situations where the the tooth would otherwise die and have to be removed in order to avoid further issues from arising. Once the tooth is removed, the empty space will be filled and restored to its full function.
What are the signs you may need a root canal?
- Swelling and/or discomfort
- Tooth sensitivity
- Severe or moderate pain
- An abscess
In some cases, no symptoms are present. If you maintain your regular dental visits, your dentist will take note of any changes they notice. If you would like to schedule a visit with your dentist, please give us a call today!
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180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0