Tooth Extraction in Aldershot, Ontario

Depending on the severity of the damage, a tooth may have to be removed to protect your entire mouth. Some common reasons to remove a tooth are f you are experiencing heavy damage, an extremely loose tooth, or an impacted wisdom tooth in Aldershot.

A tooth extraction occurs when a tooth has to be removed from its socket. However, your Aldershot dentist will always try to save a tooth whenever possible. Other common reasons to extract a tooth are:

  • An impacted wisdom tooth that remains under the gum tissues

  • When a tooth (such as a baby tooth) is blocking a permanent tooth from erupting

  • To make room for teeth that need to be shifted into place, such as during orthodontic treatment.

  • When a tooth becomes infected, such as from certain cancer drugs that weaken the immune system

Wisdom teeth are last teeth to erupt, usually when the patient is in their late teens to early 20s. Wisdom teeth can become impacted when they get stuck in the jaw and fail to erupt properly. This can cause pain, discomfort, inflammation, infection, and cysts to develop. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can grow into other teeth, increasing the risks of dental problems. For this reason, wisdom teeth usually have to be removed. If you have four wisdom teeth, they are usually extracted during the same appointment.

Prior to surgery, the dentist will first take an X-ray to get a complete overview of your oral tissues. Your oral and medical history are also reviewed and panoramic X-rays may be taken. This type of X-ray allows the dentist to see:

  • The wisdom teeth’s position in relation to other teeth

  • The upper teeth's relationship to your sinuses The lower teeth's relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve

  • Any infections or diseases

You will be given an anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure. The type of sedation will depend on your specific needs. Rest assured, Dr. Roman Galkin, your dentist in Aldershot, is extremely skilled at performing surgery and will provide you with the best dental care possible. If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain or another dental emergency, our Burlington dental emergency services can help. Contact us to set up a FREE consultation.

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