Tooth Extractions Near You
If you have a broken or damaged tooth, your dentist will do their absolute best to treat it with a filling, or crown. However, in some cases, if your tooth is damaged beyond repair, it will require a dental extraction near you. Other reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Extra teeth that prevent other teeth from erupting.
- Baby teeth that don’t fall out in time for the eruption of adult teeth.
- Orthodontic treatment.
- Dental infection.
- Wisdom teeth (third molars) that are decayed, cause pain, have a cyst or infection. Often, wisdom teeth can get stuck under the jaw and become impacted, which means they don’t come in.
If your dentist suspects you require dental extraction in Yellowknife, they will begin by conducting an X-ray of the area. This will help them create the best treatment plan to remove the tooth. Note, be sure you provide your dentist with your full medical and dental history and a list of all the medication(s) you are taking.
The Procedure for Dental Extraction
If you are undergoing a dental extraction in Yellowknife, your dentist will begin by administering anesthesia, this can range from conscious sedation to general anesthesia. Sedation dentistry will ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible and can ease dental anxiety and fear experienced by some patients.
Surgical vs. Simple Extraction
Depending on your case, you may require a simple extraction or a surgical extraction.
A simple extraction near you is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. During this procedure, an elevator is used to loosen your tooth, followed by forceps to remove it.
A surgical extraction, on the other hand, is more complex. It is performed when a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted. This procedure involves your dentist creating a small incision (cut) into your gum to access the tooth and remove it.
We offer tooth extraction in Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2P9. Schedule your consultation today!