Tooth Extractions Langley BC
Our dentists are experienced at treating emergency visits and traumatic oral injuries. Using our experience, a wide variety of techniques, and modern technology, we will have you smiling again in no time!
We’ll help you improve your oral health by extracting unhealthy or aesthetically unattractive teeth to make room for implants or to create healthy space that will improve your smile.
There are numerous reasons why a tooth would need to be extracted. These reasons include: injuries or accidents that break teeth, decay, gum disease, overcrowding, and wisdom teeth. Extraction can remedy all of these issues and restore the function and fashion of your mouth.
- Remove damaged tooth and make room for a healthy implant
- Remove dead or decaying tooth to prevent infection
- Create space by removing a tooth from an overcrowded area
- Removing a tooth for any reason will be beneficial to either your oral health or the aesthetics of your smile.
Safe & Painless Extraction of Wisdom Teeth in Langley
EVEN WITH THE MANY PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TODAY TO SAVE A TOOTH, IN SOME CASES DECAY HAS PROGRESSED TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THE ONLY OPTION IS TO EXTRACT IT.
Modern anesthetics and powerful sedatives make having a tooth extracted much less painful than in years past. Many patients experience only minor discomfort and bleeding.
Procedure of Tooth Extraction at Amazing Smile
Prior to extracting a damaged or severely decayed tooth, the dentist will numb the affected area using a topical and/or injectable anesthetic, such as procaine (Novocaine) to minimize patient discomfort.
As with any wound, precautions should be taken following a tooth extraction to ensure the affected area remains clean and free of infection. Some patients may be prescribed an antibiotic.
Certain activities, such as smoking, drinking through a straw, and vigorous brushing can delay or hinder healing, or even cause the wound to reopen, and should be avoided. Apply a cold compress to the face near the area of extraction to help to reduce swelling and encourage tissues to heal more quickly.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Commonly known as “wisdom teeth”, the third and final set of molars are typically the last teeth to erupt. They are located in the upper and lower back corners of the adult mouth. Wisdom teeth can cause problems for some patients because they often erupt too closely to existing permanent teeth, crowding them and causing problems with the effectiveness of the patient’s bite.
If your wisdom teeth are causing discomfort or pain, they might be impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a very painful toothache, and if left untreated can even affect your overall health.
Symptoms of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth
Some of the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Facial swelling
- Inflammation and swelling of gums
- Severe pain
Many patients choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted before problems develop. For most patients the lack of wisdom teeth has no effect on their ability to speak, eat or bite down comfortably. For more information about wisdom teeth and tooth extractions for patients in Surrey, Langley and surrounding areas, please contact our office.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. When a tooth has been damaged or broken by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. If preserving the original tooth is not an option, we will likely need to extract your tooth.
Tooth extractions are also sometimes required for cosmetic treatments. For example, dental implants generally require your tooth to be extracted.
Are there any options to tooth extractions?
If the tooth has decayed to a point where it can not be repaired or significantly damaged, it is typically best to have it extracted. This will maintain and improve your oral health.
What does the procedure involve?
We’ll use local anaesthetic to numb the area around the tooth and ensure you are comfortable. Once you are numb and can’t feel anything, the dentist will begin the extraction process. We first increase the size of the socket around the affected tooth and then the dentist will gently, and painlessly pull the tooth from side to side until it is loose enough to extract.
Is the tooth extraction painful?
The local anaesthetic will prevent you from feeling any pain. Some patients feel minor discomfort from the pressure of the tooth being maneuvered prior to extraction.
What happens after the tooth is extracted?
After the extraction, a small stitch might be needed to stop any bleeding. If a stitch is not required, the dentist may simply ask you to bite down on a cotton pad. This will stop any bleeding.
Are there any risks involved?
Tooth extractions are very safe and an extremely common procedure. However, as with all procedures there is very small possibility of mild side effects or complications. Most patients with mild side effects or complications find that they go away very quickly after finishing the extraction. Some side effects include:
- Swelling around the area where the tooth was extracted
- Tenderness in the gums
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Mild pain