You and Dr. Chin may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have teeth broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Whatever the reason for your tooth extractions, Calgary’s Nuera Dental Center can help.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Chin will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal
A wisdom tooth is generally a problematic area to your oral health. If retained, it can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and occlusal problems. The advantages of wisdom tooth removal are:
The Teeth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
After tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. You will learn more about how to deal with your tooth extraction through the home instructions we provide.
To determine whether you need a tooth extraction, book an appointment with Dr Chin.