The prospect of tooth extraction may leave you feeling worried, but thanks to advanced anesthesia techniques, the process is virtually pain-free. Tooth extractions are now considered as simple as getting a filling done.
Please contact our dentist near you for a full assessment of your oral cavity.
There may be several reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary:
An overcrowded dentition may require tooth extraction to improve bite and allow other teeth to erupt correctly. In some cases, one tooth may fuse with another and lead to overcrowding. The patient may find it difficult to clean between the teeth.
Dr. Navjot Sodhi may remove a tooth to make room for the teeth to settle into their new positions after re-alignment.
If an infection has damaged the dental pulp beyond repair, an extraction in Fort Saskatchewan, AB may be the best option to stop the infection from affecting other teeth.
Teeth may sometimes become loose due to gum disease or decay in the roots. A loose tooth may cause pain while chewing or biting, and we may extract it to prevent further problems.
Our dentist in Fort Saskatchewan, AB will first ask you for a full medical history, including any allergies to medication and recent surgical procedures. We will then numb the soft tissue and bone at the site and start the procedure once the tissue is numb. The dentist at Town Crest Dental Clinic will use special forceps to loosen the tooth and extract it.
Biting down on a gauze pad will help stop bleeding at the site. Dr. Navjot Sodhi will prescribe painkillers or other medication to control any lingering soreness or discomfort. Please refrain from drinking through a straw or rinsing your mouth aggressively after tooth extraction near you.
Avoid brushing or flossing near the extraction site and do not consume hot or cold foods. You can resume work or normal activities after a couple of days.