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Dependable Oral Surgery 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. A dentist or an oral surgeon can perform the procedure 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.

Oral Surgery in Calgary

 

Poor dental health or injuries to the mouth can lead to infections and tooth decay. Not only that, but some restorative, general, preventative or cosmetic dental procedures might also require oral surgeries to achieve optimal results. Some of the scenarios where patients need oral surgery may include the following:

  • Jaw-joint problems: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) performs the essential function of connecting your skull to your jaw. Problems in the TMJ can result in headaches, stiffness, pain and discomfort. Splints, medication, and physical therapy could alleviate this problem, but if the discomfort is recurring and severe, oral surgery may be recommended to treat it.

  • Implants: The dental implant procedure requires oral surgery. The dental implant procedure is a safe and effective way to restore the functioning of your teeth, especially is if you suffer from tooth loss due to an injury or infection.

  • Gum grafting: Under this dental procedure, we take gum tissue from one section of your mouth and place it over another. This surgery effectively treats exposed tooth roots, receding gums, sensitive teeth and other issues.

  • Frenectomy: Is an oral procedure performed to remove a frenum obstructing normal oral functioning. A frenum is a small tissue that joins parts of your gums, teeth, tongue, lips and cheeks. This tissue might function abnormally in some people, restricting normal eating and speaking.

 

These are only some of the many issues we can fix using our oral surgery in Calgary. If you wish to gather more information on topics related to oral health, we invite you to read our blog.

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. Generally, we recommend our patients to:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed.

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling.

  • Not partake in any strenuous activities for 24 hours.

  • Not drink from a straw for 24 hours.

  • Eat soft foods like pudding and yogurt and gradually add hard food to their diet.

 

If you have questions about tooth extraction and oral surgery in Calgary, speak to our team. We also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to keep your smile bright.

Oral Surgery & Tooth Extraction in Calgary | FAQs

 

The following are some commonly asked questions about the procedures:

 

  • How Long Will My Oral Surgery Last?

 

The duration of oral surgeries depends on the nature of the procedure. However, most surgeries don't take more than a couple of hours.

 

  • How Long Will It Take to Recover from My Oral Surgery?

 

While it takes around a week to completely recover from oral surgery, you can resume your routine within a couple of days.

 

  • Is Oral Surgery Painful?

 

Oral surgery procedures are not painful because of the use of anesthesia. For a few days after surgery, you can expect discomfort, which painkillers will help control.

 

  • Can I Smoke after My Tooth Extraction?

 

Smoking could interfere with the recovery after tooth extraction and may cause severe complications. For instance, it can dislodge the blood clot, forming a dry socket. For that reason, it is recommended to refrain from smoking to facilitate a speedy recovery.

 

If you have more questions about our tooth extraction and oral surgery in Calgary, contact us today.

Our Other Dental Services in Calgary

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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