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Wisdom Tooth Pain Treatment and Tooth Extraction in Calgary

There are times when a damaged tooth is beyond simple repairs, and the only choice left is to extract it. If left untreated, you may suffer from bacterial infection and gum diseases. At Northland Village Dental Centre, we can provide you with complete dental solutions, including treatment for wisdom tooth pain and tooth extraction in Calgary. Combined with a consistently high level of patient satisfaction, we offer safe and reliable dental services for people of all age groups. Whether you have an overcrowding tooth or wisdom tooth, we are here to help. Our dentists ensure making tooth extraction procedures stress-free for you.


Signs You Need Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is an effective method of pulling out a decayed or infected tooth. You should immediately get your tooth extracted if you notice the following signs:

 

  • Extra teeth are blocking new teeth from coming in

  • Tooth extraction is necessary to create space for braces

  • Cancer patients need a bad tooth removed before radiotherapy

  • A tooth needs to be removed prior to an organ transplant

  • Baby teeth don't fall out properly, or in time for new teeth to come in

  • Wisdom teeth turn out to be problematic and need to be removed

Two Kinds of Tooth Extractions for Wisdom Teeth

If you're having your wisdom teeth removed, you may need surgical extraction, of which there are two types:

  • The first type is a simple extraction, which is done on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. This kind of extraction is something we can do in our office.

  • The second kind, a surgical extraction, is a little more complex, and we will likely refer you to an oral surgeon.

Benefits of Getting Your Wisdom Tooth Removed

Wisdom teeth can adversely affect the overall dental health of an individual. In cases where the patient is suffering from extreme pain, sensitivity or inconvenience, the dentist can recommend the removal of the wisdom tooth. The extraction of wisdom teeth can be beneficial in several ways:

  • Wisdom tooth extraction can reduce headaches. The growth of wisdom teeth can cause headaches in some cases. This is because, at times, there isn’t enough space on the jaw to accommodate the wisdom tooth. Here the tooth pushes other teeth to make room for itself, thereby causing headaches.
  • Stop tooth shifting and damage to adjacent teeth. The wisdom teeth pushing the other teeth can create a jagged bite line or crooked teeth. If neglected, the shift can get worse with time.
  • Wisdom tooth extraction can help control infections and substantially reduce the chances of periodontal diseases at a later stage.

Tooth Extraction Process

If the wisdom tooth does not have sufficient room to grow, it can cause pain and discomfort. It can also lead to infections or other dental problems. In such a case, tooth extraction is the best course of action. The process can be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon wherein surgical procedure is executed to extract one or more wisdom teeth. In the process:

  • An incision in the gum tissue is made to expose the bone if the wisdom tooth has not protruded.
  • The dentist then removes the bone that blocks access to the root of the tooth.
  • After the tooth extraction, the dentist cleans the area to remove any tooth/bone debris.
  • Lastly, the wound is closed and gauze is placed over it to facilitate healing and clot formation.

 

Call us to learn more about our wisdom tooth pain treatments in Calgary.

Recovery Period of Tooth Extraction

Usually, it takes 3-4 days to recover from tooth extraction. However, it might take 7-10 days to heal completely. The recovery period mainly depends on how bad the wisdom tooth was impacted and at what angle it protruded. It is also normal to have pain, bleeding and swelling in your mouth post tooth extraction. You can place an ice pack on your jaw for 15-20 minutes on and off to reduce the swelling.

 

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Our Other Dental Services

At Northland Village Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive dental services, including:

Please browse through our website to know more about our dental services.

 

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Visit our clinic for general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. If you think you are in need of oral surgery or tooth extraction, or if you have any questions about these procedures, please contact us today. If you are a first-time visitor, please note that we accept new patients of all age groups.

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