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Fort McMurray Tooth Extractions

Your Fort McMurray Choice for Tooth Extractions!

Although adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and tooth extractions are always a last resort, there are some situations that might require it. Eagle Ridge Dental Clinic is pleased to offer effective, safe, and painless tooth extraction when recommended and required.

Why Might you Need a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction might be the best treatment option because of severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, or because of cracks or chips that cannot be repaired. Some teeth require extraction because they are poorly positioned in the mouth, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The most common reasons for requiring a tooth extraction include:

  • Risk of infection
  • Broken teeth that cannot be repaired
  • Impacted teeth (poorly positioned teeth)
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Infection or severe tooth decay that makes a tooth unrestorable and no longer functional
  • A crowded mouth, which could affect other teeth
  • The presence of gum disease, which results in compromised support for the tooth
  • Orthodontics

Whatever the reason for a tooth extraction, EagleRidge Dental is here for you! We can safely and effectively extract teeth that require it.

The Teeth Extraction Process

At the time of extraction, your doctor will use local anesthetic to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area. You will remain comfortable and completely pain free during the extraction process, though you might feel pressure from the process of firmly rocking the tooth back and forth in order to widen the socket for removal.

After Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form in order to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Every case is different, and your Eagle Ridge Dental Clinic team will review with you exactly what to expect, and how best to deal with your tooth extraction. They will also send you home with instructions to better guide you on how to care for your mouth after the extraction. Generally, it is not uncommon to experience some mild discomfort immediately after the freezing wears off. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are recommended at that time. Any swelling or bleeding is usually quite minimal, but your dentist can tell you what to expect in your specific case.

The removal of a single tooth, depending on where it is located in the mouth, can sometimes lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have an impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, your dentist will discuss possible alternatives to extractions, and replacement options if the extraction is necessary.