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Oral Surgery and Tooth Extraction

Dependable Oral Surgery and Tooth Extraction in Calgary


There are times when a damaged tooth is beyond restoration, and the only choice left is to extract it. Such dental issues, if left untreated, will most likely lead to serious problems like bacterial infection and gum diseases. We, at Northland Village Dental Centre, can provide you with complete dental solutions in Calgary, including treatments for wisdom tooth pain and tooth extraction. We offer safe and reliable dental services for people of all age groups and are proud of high level of patient satisfaction. Whether you have an overcrowding tooth or wisdom tooth, reach out to us. You can trust our dentists to help you with safe and stress-free tooth extraction procedures.

Signs You Need Tooth Extraction

  • Severe, shooting or sharp tooth pain.

  • Pain and stiffness in the jaw.

  • Gum disease.

  • Swollen gums around one or a few teeth.

  • Pain while biting or chewing.

  • Extra teeth are blocking new teeth from coming in.

Give us a call to book a consultation with our dentists if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. It is always better to take immediate action in case of dental problems, as they can quickly aggravate and become worse. Some other reasons that people generally require tooth extraction are:


  • To create space on the jaw for teeth to align in case of braces

  • For cancer patients before radiotherapy

  • To prepare for an organ transplant

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

  • Problematic and painful wisdom teeth

Tooth extraction is an effective procedure that involves removing a decayed or infected tooth. You should immediately get your tooth checked up for a potential extraction if you notice the following signs:

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Two Kinds of Tooth Extractions for Wisdom Teeth


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

  • The first is a simple extraction, which is done on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. We are fully equipped and qualified to perform these extractions at our clinic.

  • 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 will most likely recommend the removal of the wisdom tooth. The extraction of wisdom teeth can be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Reduce headaches
    The growth of wisdom teeth can cause headaches in some cases especially if there isn’t enough space on the jaw to accommodate the wisdom tooth. Here the tooth pushes other teeth to make room for itself, causing headaches.


  • Stops 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.


  • Helps control infections and dental diseases in the future
    Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most effective ways to manage and prevent dental infections and also helps to substantially reduce the chances of periodontal diseases at a later stage.

If you’re dealing with discomfort or pain at the back of your jaw where the wisdom teeth usually grow, please get it checked out at the earliest. Book your appointment with us today, we will be happy to advise you on the best way forward.

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 cases, tooth extraction is the best course of action. This process is usually a surgical procedure that can be performed by a dentist to extract one or more wisdom teeth and involves the following steps:

  • First, 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 and tooth extraction services 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 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: This 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.

Further readings:

Tooth Extraction: Tips for a Speedy Recovery

Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Tooth Pain

Signs That You May Need to Have a Tooth Extracted

Recovery Period of Tooth Extraction

It usually takes 3-4 days to recover from tooth extraction. However, it could take 7-10 days for your gums to heal completely. The recovery period mainly depends on how badly the wisdom tooth was impacted and at what angle it had 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 take the following steps to minimize pain and discomfort after tooth extraction:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed.

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling.

  • Do not partake in any strenuous activities for 24 hours.

  • Do 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, call us to speak with our team. We also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to keep your smile bright and healthy.

Oral Surgery & Tooth Extraction in Calgary | FAQs

The following are some commonly asked questions about the procedures:

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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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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