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Safe Tooth Extraction & Wisdom Tooth Removal in NW Calgary

 

Tooth extraction may be necessary in cases where a tooth is severely damaged, such as extensive decay or trauma, or when there is crowding of teeth that affects the overall dental health. Northland Village Dental Centre, offers safe oral surgery services, including tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal in NW Calgary. 

 

We strive to provide stress-free experiences for everyone who walks through our doors. Whether you're grappling with a troublesome wisdom tooth or facing the challenges of overcrowded teeth, our dentists are here to assist you. 

 

In addition to our extraction services, we also excel in the placement of dental crowns. You can count on us for restorative treatments to enhance functionality and aesthetics. From assessing the need for crowns to performing precise installations, our team is committed to delivering exceptional results. 

 

When it comes to tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal, trust us to deliver safe and effective solutions tailored to your needs. Schedule an appointment today! 

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.

Other  Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

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 removes a decayed or infected tooth. You should immediately get your tooth checked up for a potential extraction if you notice the following signs:

Wisdom Tooth Removal: When Is It Necessary? 

Wisdom tooth removal is necessary if you experience the following:   

 

Impaction: When wisdom teeth are impacted, they cannot grow fully through the gum line due to being trapped in the jawbone or gum tissue. This can cause pain, swelling, and infection if left untreated. 

 

Misalignment: Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow awkwardly, leading them to press against other teeth, crowding or shifting. This misalignment can affect bite alignment and overall dental health. Removing these teeth can prevent damage to adjacent teeth and alleviate discomfort. 

 

Insufficient space: Many jaws lack room to accommodate wisdom teeth. As a result, these extra molars can cause overcrowding, leading to alignment issues and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Extraction may be needed to maintain oral health and prevent future problems. 

 

Dental issues: Wisdom teeth are particularly prone to cavities and infections due to their location at the back of the mouth, making them harder to clean properly. If decay or infection sets in, extraction may be the best course of action to prevent the spread of damage to surrounding teeth and tissues. 

At the Dentist

Two Kinds of Tooth Extractions for Wisdom Teeth

 

If your wisdom teeth are removed, you may need surgical extraction, usually of two types: 

  • The first is a simple extraction,  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 wisdom tooth removal. 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 in 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 tooth removal 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 for wisdom tooth removal in NW Cagary, 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 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 NW Calgary.
 

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

  • 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 .

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 scenarios where patients need oral surgery may include the following:

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 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.

Book Your Appointment Today

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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