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Tooth Extraction2019-07-03T05:57:11+00:00

Tooth Extraction in Calgary

When a tooth is impacted, it is unable to grow properly and erupt from the gums. For this reason and a few others, a tooth extraction is recommended to patients. During the tooth extraction procedure, a dentist will surgically remove the tooth to eliminate pain or the development of oral health issues. Some of the types of extractions include, wisdom teeth extractions and simple extractions, the type of tooth extraction is determined by the patient’s specific case.

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Simple Tooth Extraction

When a patient is suffering from chronic tooth sensitivity or periodontal disease in the advanced stages, a simple tooth extraction is most commonly recommended by dentists. During a simple tooth extraction procedure, a dentist will remove the affected tooth without requiring major surgery.

The five reason for a simple tooth extraction include:

  • The patient has advanced periodontal disease and the tooth roots become loosened.
  • The patient has baby teeth or extra teeth that impend on the adult teeth.
  • In preparation of a patient who is receiving certain orthodontic treatment.
  • The patient requires removal of fractured or malformed teeth.
  • The patient presents excessive tooth decay that cannot be treated by root canal therapy.
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Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars are typically the last few teeth to grow in the mouth. On average, wisdom teeth appear during the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. When wisdom teeth grow, most patients do not have adequate space in their mouth, which prevents the teeth from fully emerge from the gums. When this occurs, the tooth may become impacted or rest in an unideal position that can be harmful to a patient’s oral health.

Tooth Extraction
Tooth Extraction

Reasons to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Although some patients do not require wisdom teeth removal, when an impacted tooth is untreated it may result in the following:

  • Infection.
  • Cysts.
  • Tumors.
  • Damage to the adjacent teeth.
  • Tooth Crowding.
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