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Tooth Extractions in NE Calgary, AB

Here at Zen Dental, we want you to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not always guaranteed. There are instances when you might have to say goodbye to a much-loved tooth. If you need a tooth extraction, call us, and we’ll make sure you’re well taken care of throughout the procedure. Our dentist has performed thousands of extractions in Calgary and has extensive experience dealing with patients of all backgrounds and ages.

When Do You Need Tooth Extraction?

You may need to remove your tooth if any of the following applies to you:

  • Your tooth is damaged beyond repair and cannot be saved using root canal treatment or other interventions.
  • You have impacted teeth that are infected, as in the case of wisdom teeth.
  • Your teeth are crowded. In this case, you are likely to require extraction before starting orthodontic treatment.
  • Your teeth have become loose because of periodontal disease. In such cases, your teeth may become too painful or difficult to chew on, thus requiring extraction.

Your child may require extraction if a milk tooth is in the way of an erupting permanent tooth.

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Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Extractions

We offer two types of extractions near you—surgical and non-surgical extractions. Non-surgical extractions, also known as simple extractions, are performed for teeth that are above the gum line. These teeth can be easily seen and are easily accessible.

Surgical teeth are reserved for teeth that are below the gum line, such as impacted wisdom teeth. For surgical extractions, our dentist in Calgary makes an incision in your gum tissue to access the tooth.

During your visit, our dentist will carefully assess your need for extraction and recommend the way forward. If you have a critically infected tooth, you must get it removed right away. Timely extraction can save you significant trouble down the road, as an infected tooth can quickly spread the infection to your adjacent teeth, the jawbone as well as other parts of your body.

Our friendly dental team will take excellent care of you during your extraction procedure. Besides anesthesia, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients who struggle with dental anxiety to relax during their appointment.

Reach out to Zen Dental if you require dental extraction. We also offer numerous tooth replacement options so you can restore your smile after tooth removal.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

If you need an infected tooth or a wisdom tooth extraction, here are some frequently asked questions to help you find the care you need.

Is tooth extraction painful?

Simple tooth extraction is not painful, but sedation is used for more complex procedures like emergency wisdom tooth removal.

What not to do after you get a tooth pulled?

You don’t want to aggravate the extraction site by trying to eat hard foods, sucking through a straw, or brushing too vigorously.

How long will the pain last after tooth extraction?

Depending on the extraction, such as removing wisdom teeth, the pain can last for a few days to a couple of weeks after the extraction, though it should gradually diminish.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

Typically it should only take a few days, though if the tooth was infected or the extraction was complex, it can take longer.

How can I make my tooth extraction heal faster?

Making your tooth extraction heal faster comes down to proper extraction aftercare. Avoid irritating the extraction site, and keep the area clear of food and debris.

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