Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to help ensure optimal oral health and beauty. At Evolution Dental, we are committed to helping patients maintain the strongest and most attractive smiles possible. If you are concerned about a tooth or believe you may benefit from an extraction, we encourage you to call our Calgary office at 403-208-9965 to schedule a comprehensive evaluation right away.
Why Teeth Need to Be Extracted
There are several reasons a tooth may need to be extracted, including:
- Severe Tooth Decay
- Tooth Infection
- Trauma (Breaks and Cracks)
- Advanced Gum Disease
Teeth may need to be extracted to prevent tooth crowding, as well as in preparation for some orthodontic treatments as well.
Extraction is seldom the first course of treatment. Other options, such as root canal, periodontal therapy, dental fillings, inlays or onlays, and dental crowns may be less invasive options. However, when a tooth needs to be extracted, it is important to act swiftly to avoid potential problems. If you suspect you need a tooth extraction, use the contact form on this page to get in touch with our office and set up an appointment today.
Treatment Following Extraction
Following tooth extraction, there are several options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants offer a wonderful solution for tooth replacement. These can be restored with natural-looking porcelain dental crowns to help produce a strong and healthy-looking smile. Implants can also be used to secure restorations for multiple teeth when necessary.
In addition to dental implants, your smile can be restored following tooth extraction with a dental bridge or, when the case demands, partial or full dentures. This is dependent on factors unique to your smile. We will discuss all of your options during your time in our care to help you make the decision you feel is best for your smile.
Wisdom teeth can become impacted and create serious discomfort and impact bite strength and tension. They often need to be extracted to prevent tooth crowding or to help prevent future problems. Once wisdom teeth have erupted, they are more prone to infection and decay, and can cause problems with adjacent teeth as well. Some research has found that as many as 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems or have the potential to, we Dr. Kendra Schick would be happy to discuss treatment options during your visit.
Contact Evolution Dental to Learn More
If you are experiencing tooth pain or jaw discomfort, or if you suspect you need a tooth extraction, please call Evolution Dental at 403-208-9965 to schedule an evaluation. Located in Calgary, we serve all surrounding Alberta communities.