Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Dental Choice, we aim to provide professional dental care, and we are sensitive to our patients’ needs. We recognize the anxiety that some individuals may feel about going to the dentist to have a tooth removed or for any other type of dental surgery. Each Dental Choice location in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta strives to make tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible.
Our first priority at Dental Choice is to provide thorough cleanings and general dentistry treatments so that patients’ teeth are healthy and less likely to require removal in the future. In cases in which teeth need to be extracted due to injury or disease, we use different sedation techniques to minimize discomfort during dental surgery.
Our General Dentists will discuss solutions such as dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures to replace teeth that are removed. To learn about more treatment options for restoring a healthy smile after teeth extractions, please contact a Dental Choice location in Calgary or Edmonton today.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
As wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd out other teeth and affect their alignment. To prevent this crowding from occurring, wisdom teeth are typically removed before they even have a chance to come in. Because wisdom teeth typically come in around the age of 17, parents are encouraged to bring their children in for a thorough dental exam when they reach their early teens. Digital X-rays will help determine when and if oral surgery is necessary for wisdom teeth removal.
When Is Oral Surgery Appropriate?
You might require oral surgery for something as simple as a dental implant or the treatment of tumors and cysts in the jaw. Oral surgery may also be required to solve cosmetic and reconstructive problems. Tooth extraction is the most recognized form of oral surgery, but there are several other reasons why your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon.
These reasons include the following.
• Emergency wisdom teeth extraction
• Removal of one or more teeth
• Replacement of missing teeth using dental implants
• Treating obstructive sleep apnea
• Treating serious conditions affecting the teeth, lips, jaw, palate and face
• Alleviating problems caused by tooth infection, facial swelling or facial pain
• Reconstructing the maxillofacial region after a serious accident or an injury
• Removing a tumor caused by cancer in the jaw, face and neck area
If a dentist refers you to an oral surgeon, it doesn’t mean you have a serious case to treat — it simply means there’s a specialized surgeon who’s better equipped to deal with your situation.
Recovery After Oral Surgery
After surgery, it’s important to follow all the instructions provided by your oral dentist and surgeon. By following all the guidelines you receive from your surgeon and being patient with your body’s healing process, you’ll be much more likely to recover quickly after oral surgery.
As a patient of Dental Choice in Calgary and Edmonton, you’ll receive quality treatment from board-certified dentists with a range of different skill sets. We’ll be thorough and honest with you every step of the way to ensure you are well informed about your treatment outcome. When necessary, we provide referrals.
To learn more about oral surgery, please contact our Calgary-Airdrie office at (403) 265-2527 or our Edmonton office at (780) 444-8936 today.
To learn more about tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and other types of oral surgery, please contact a Dental Choice office in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta. Our dentists and staff provide professional treatment and may discuss with you what your options are to achieve a relaxing and comfortable appointment.