Dental Extraction in Edmonton
Extraction is needed when the structural damage on a tooth is beyond repair. At Ellerslie 66 Dental we will recommend extraction if all other options have been exhausted. After the extraction, the tooth/teeth can be replaced with options such as bridge, dental implant and dentures. Dental Extraction, or “exodontia” is a straightforward procedure that your dental professional can perform quickly, and with very little complication. In normal cases a patient remains conscious throughout the procedure, with local anesthetic applied to numb any pain that might occur from the extraction.
Exodontic procedures are recommended for:
- Cracked or severely damaged teeth
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Supernumerary or poorly formed teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Preventative measures on teeth that might become impacted or cause problems in the future
Wisdom teeth extractions
Impacted wisdom teeth can be problematic for many patients, causing pain and distress. Antibiotics and mouthwash can solve the problem temporarily but the ultimate solution is to have wisdom teeth extracted. At Ellerslie 66 Dental, we evaluate your wisdom teeth visually and by Panoramic x-ray, depending on the condition of your wisdom teeth we may need to refer you to oral surgeons to have your wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom teeth (or third molar) generally grow in between the ages of 17 and 25, when they “erupt” much like the rest of your permanent teeth. The problem is that Wisdom Teeth often become impacted or infected, growing at odd angles against the other molars, and therefore need to be extracted to alleviate pain and complications. Most patients will have 4 wisdom teeth – upper and lower, left and right – though some may have one, two, three, or none. Offering specialized Dental Extraction in Edmonton, Ellerslie 66 can assess your personal needs and offer solutions if you have impacted wisdom teeth or are concerned about them becoming impacted in the future.