Tooth Extractions St. Albert

Tooth Extractions St. Albert

Dental extractions are a common procedure performed for a variety of reasons, the most frequent being when tooth decay has progressed to the point where it cannot be repaired with restorative treatments. Other indications for extractions include impacted or problematic wisdom teeth and, in some cases, creating space for orthodontic treatment.

Although preservation of the tooth is typically the primary goal, extraction may be necessary when the damage is too severe to be treated with fillings, crowns or other restorative options.

Common Indications and Expectations for Tooth Extraction

Common reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • risk of infection due to gum disease
  • severe tooth decay
  • if the roots of the tooth are cracked and cannot be repaired

An X-ray of the area will be taken to help plan the best way to remove the tooth. During the procedure, you can expect to feel pressure, but little to no discomfort.

Simple Dental Extraction

A simple extraction is a procedure in which a visible tooth is removed by a dentist or general practitioner. The tooth is first loosened before being extracted. Local anesthetic is typically used to numb the area during the procedure.

Surgical Dental Extraction

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure used when a tooth has broken off at the gum line or has not fully erupted. It is typically performed by an oral surgeon, but can also be done by a general dentist. The procedure may involve removing some of the surrounding bone or cutting the tooth in half in order to extract it. Surgical extractions are performed under local anesthesia.

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are performed by dentists or oral surgeons. The procedure may involve the use of local anesthesia to numb the area or general anesthesia to put you to sleep. In some cases, an impacted tooth may need to be broken into smaller pieces before removal to minimize damage to surrounding tissue. After the tooth is removed, stitches may be placed to close the socket.

Family Dental is experienced in performing tooth extractions and we try to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Give us a call at (780) 458-1991 to book your appointment.

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