Tooth Extractions

Your Lloydminster Choice for Tooth Extractions!

Tooth extractions are always a last resort, there are situations where a complete tooth removal may be the best treatment option. When this becomes necessary, the dentists at Tooth Suite Family Dentistry are here to help.

Why Do Teeth Need to Be Extracted?

Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and tooth extraction is always a last resort, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. There may be significant decay rendering it unrestorable and no longer functional, gum disease resulting in compromised support for the tooth, or a fracture extending below the gum line which cannot be repaired. Teeth are also sometimes removed for orthodontic purposes, or if they can adversely affect other teeth or pose a risk of infection (wisdom teeth).

How do you remove an erupted tooth?

You may hear people talk about getting a tooth “pulled.” This is an unfortunate term, as we don’t pull out teeth to remove them. If we did, we could damage the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone. If a tooth needs to be removed, we numb the area around it, and then “luxate” it. That is, we move the tooth from side to side until it is loose and then lift it out. Sometimes we will cut the tooth into two or more pieces to remove it safely, especially if it has several roots going in different directions.

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What can I expect after I have my tooth removed?

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Every case is different, and after the tooth is removed your dentist will review with you what to expect. In general, a small amount of discomfort is normal right when the freezing comes out, and some patients will take an ibuprofen or acetaminophen at that time. Bleeding or swelling are usually minimal, but again, your dentist can tell you what to expect with your case.

Do I need to replace my tooth once it is removed?

It depends. Some teeth are important for function or aesthetics. For example, the first molar tooth is very important for chewing; so not replacing could result in tooth drift and unbalanced bite. However, some other teeth, such as wisdom teeth, are rarely replaced. To ensure no surprises down the road, this is an issue that is addressed prior to tooth removal.

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Disclaimer

Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk, Dr. Sonia Thibault, Dr. Gladys NewLove-Heide are Lloydminster General Dentists. They are not specialists in Cosmetic or Family Dentistry. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Our general dentists provide Cosmetic and Family Dental procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. As Lloydminster Family Dentists, we provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family. Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and can offer Oral Maxillofacial specialty services as part of his license.