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Tooth Extractions

Your choice for Tooth Extraction Dental Clinic in Windermere Edmonton

When do you need a Dental Extraction?

Dental extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Other indications are related to impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, and in some cases, also to make space for orthodontic treatment. Tooth extraction can be considered:

  • If the infected tooth has caused damage to the root
  • In cases of severe gum disease
  • For an abscess on the gums or surrounding your tooth
  • Crowded teeth prior to orthodontic treatment
  • To remove impacted wisdom teeth
  • If a tooth is broken and cannot be repaired

Understanding the two types of Dental Extractions: Simple Extractions and Surgical Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions commonly performed at our dental clinic in Windermere Edmonton. They are known as simple extraction and surgical extraction.
Simple extractions are performed routinely on teeth other than wisdom teeth. The process is less involved because teeth other than the wisdom teeth are “simpler” in their root shape and therefore easier to extract. The procedure typically requires only the use of a dental instrument that gently loosens and extracts the tooth from its place.
Surgical extractions, however, are typically performed in wisdom teeth that have not become fully exposed from the gum line, otherwise known as erupted. You may also hear this condition referred to as ‘impacted.” In this case, a small incision will need to be made in the gum to access the tooth. And occasionally the impacted wisdom tooth will need to be divided into sections to make the extraction easier.

What to expect during a Tooth Extraction?

Are you looking to receive tooth extractions in Edmonton? Depending on the circumstances, your dentist may recommend receiving a tooth extraction during a routine dental checkup, or it may require a separate procedure. To perform a tooth extraction, your dentist will need to expand the socket of your tooth. This is done, so the tooth is loosened from the ligament that holds it in the socket. Once the tooth is loosened, your dentist will proceed with the extraction. It is recommended that you visit our dentist at our Windermere dental clinic after receiving a tooth extraction for a routine checkup. Our dentist can review your healing progress and detect any complications if necessary.

Restoring your Smile after a Tooth Extraction

After an extraction, most patients are fully healed within three months. Our office has a variety of tooth replacement options available, including:

Meraki Dental Clinic is experienced in performing tooth extractions and we try to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Please call us at (780) 670-7282 to schedule an appointment.