Tooth Extractions

Patients young and old can require tooth extraction at some point in time. The reason for tooth extraction can vary from patient to patient. Your dentist can determine the need for a tooth extraction during a visit. When you schedule an appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health and decide whether or not tooth extraction in Saskatoon is necessary. If your dentist believes removal is the solution, it may be in the form of simple or surgical tooth extraction. This will depend on the state of your tooth.

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Simple Tooth Extractions

When simple tooth extraction is performed, the tooth must be visible in the mouth. Your dentist can perform this procedure by administering a local anesthetic to numb your tooth. Using essential instruments such as an elevator and dental forceps, your dentist will elevate your tooth, grasp it and gently remove it.

Surgical Tooth Extractions

This type of tooth extraction is performed on teeth that are not easily accessible inside your mouth. Examples include teeth that have not fully erupted through the gum. A combination of IV sedation and local anesthesia is administered by your dentist to numb the tooth and ensure you are comfortable. Next, an incision is created in the connective tissue to access your tooth. In some cases, the tooth is fragmented into several pieces for easier removal.

Surgical tooth extractions in Saskatoon are often performed on wisdom teeth, which appear between the ages of 17 and 25. The purpose of both types of removal is to reduce your risk of developing oral health issues. Interested in tooth extractions? Please schedule an appointment at our dental clinic today to learn more. At Brighton Dental, we offer tooth extractions in Saskatoon, SK.

The Benefits of Receiving Tooth Extractions

While the idea of removing a tooth doesn’t sound very appealing, tooth extractions are actually beneficial. They provide patients with benefits such as:

  • Relieving your pain – for example, if you have very severe tooth decay, removing your tooth can save you from pain and prevent the decay from spreading.
  • Preventing future dental problems – if your wisdom teeth are growing at an angle, it can increase the pressure in your surrounding teeth and jaw.
  • If you have overcrowded teeth, your tooth might be extracted before orthodontic treatment.
  • Preventing infections from spreading to surrounding teeth.

If you have any questions about receiving tooth extractions, please contact us.