Resolve pain and restore a healthy smile with gentle Tooth Extractions
The skilled dentists and team at Riverside Dental Clinic work closely with patients in Drumheller, Alberta, and the surrounding area to preserve their teeth. However, some situations may arise over time or unexpectedly, where dental extractions are the best alternative to maintain your oral health and overall well-being.
When dental extractions may be necessary
One of the most basic types of tooth removal involves the third molars (or “wisdom teeth”). These are the last teeth to erupt or break through the gums. When these teeth start to surface, there may be little to no room left in your mouth to accommodate them. So, what happens in these situations is the tooth will either become trapped partially or fully underneath the gums. This condition is known as “impaction.” The pressure caused by the tooth pushing up against the gums (and other teeth) can be rather painful. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth may harm surrounding teeth. It doesn’t have to be this way.
During your regular check-ups and cleanings, our dentists will evaluate the development of your wisdom teeth. We may recommend extractions as a proactive measure. Removing the problem tooth before it causes symptoms often avoid debilitating pain and complications such as damage to surrounding tissues and structures.
Additionally, we may recommend removing a tooth if deep decay is present that nonsurgical root canal therapy or other endodontic procedures cannot resolve. Since decay is a progressive condition, we can prevent the pain and the loss of a natural tooth with proactive care and preventive services. Our advanced diagnostics, such as laser cavity detection, accurately detect problems such as enamel erosion in their earliest stages when they can be resolved quickly and effectively. If accidents arise, such as you suffer from a broken or knocked-out tooth, we accommodate emergency appointments. The sooner you can get the care that you need, the greater the odds that we will be able to “re-root” or otherwise “save” the damaged tooth.
In line with our values and principles, Riverside Dental Clinic offers a range of tooth replacement options that are indistinguishable from healthy, natural teeth, including dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Contact us today at (833) 575-1855 to schedule your appointment and to either prevent problems that produce pain and threaten the integrity of your teeth or to promptly relieve pain.