Tooth Extractions in Okotoks - Dentist in Okotoks - Dr. Scott Gallup
TOOTH EXTRACTION - WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS - OKOTOKS
An tooth extraction is a procedure involving the removal of a tooth, generally due to untreatable diseases, extensive trauma or overcrowding. Extracting, or removing an adult tooth is advisable only when the dentist is convinced that no other dental procedure will be sufficient to repair the extent of damage inflicted upon the tooth / teeth. Extraction is often carried out for third molars (wisdom teeth) to prevent potential future complications. Most dental professionals recommend the removal of the third molars before they completely develop, most commonly during adolescent years. Potential problems tied to the development of wisdom teeth include wisdom teeth emerging into a mouth without enough space in the mouth to grow. Other issues related to impacted teeth include infections, decay of adjacent teeth, trouble with biting and gum disease.
In some cases not pertaining to wisdom teeth, such as extracting permanent teeth that have not yet erupted, such as bicuspids, may be a prerequisite to create space to allow for orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will initially numb the area so that the entire procedure is carried out more comfortably. Post-surgery, the dentist will advise you on how to properly maintain the site of the extraction.
To know more about tooth extractions, please feel free to contact us or visit our dental practice, located in Okotoks, AB.