North Edmonton Tooth Extractions
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that completely removes your tooth from the socket and is recommended when your tooth cannot be saved through other restorative dental procedures.
Different sedation options are available to you if you are anxious about having a tooth extracted or simply wish to be comfortable during the procedure.
These options include nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
During the procedure, your dentist will use specialized dental instruments to gently loosen the tooth and lift it from its socket. The socket is then cleaned and disinfected.
Following tooth extractions, gauze is placed over the extraction site and can be removed once bleeding has slowed.
Proper aftercare includes keeping the extraction site clean using mouthwash, taking antibiotics (if prescribed) and painkillers, and avoiding strenuous activity for a couple of days. You should also avoid hard and crunchy foods for a few days following the procedure.
You will be able to return to your regular activities within 48-72 hours. However, it can take your jawbone a few weeks to heal completely.
How Do You Know When You Need an Extraction?
At Oxford Dental, our team of professional dentists is dedicated to doing everything we can to save damaged and decayed teeth.
However, in certain situations, it may be necessary to remove the tooth entirely to preserve your oral health:
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Fractured tooth
- Impacted tooth
- Severe gum disease
- Crowded teeth
- primary teeth
Book An Appointment Today!
Our team of professionals at Oxford Dental understands the discomfort and pain associated with many oral issues. While you may feel compelled to visit the ER, there is not much they can do to address your pain.
We recommend contacting a dentist immediately to determine if a tooth extraction is appropriate for your situation or if another procedure can be performed.
Thankfully, Oxford Dental offers 24-7 emergency walk-in appointments to handle a wide range of dental emergencies!
Contact us today for more information.