Tooth Extractions in SW Calgary, AB

Tooth Extractions Near You

Extractions are right up there with root canal therapy when it comes to services patients aren’t thrilled to seek. It’s true that the teeth that nature gave you are the best at biting, chewing, and maintaining the structure of your mouth and jaw. Our first priority is to save your natural teeth and help them to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes your teeth are too decayed, they’re getting in the way of other teeth, or they’re too broken from trauma to save. In these cases, Bow Trail Dental offers full-service extractions near you.

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What Will Happen at My Extraction?

Your dentist will give you an anesthetic to numb the pain of having a tooth pulled.  This means that while your tooth extraction in SW Calgary is happening, you should feel relatively relaxed, and the only pain you should feel is some pressure. Are you feeling nervous about receiving tooth extractions in SW Calgary? If so, let your dentist know, and we will try to help you be more comfortable. Once the anesthetic has fully taken effect, your dentist will remove the tooth or teeth that need dental extraction near you. You will feel pressure but should not feel any pain during this process.

Wisdom Teeth

When you think about teeth being removed, wisdom teeth are probably the first thing that springs to mind, especially if you’re in your late teens or early 20s. Wisdom teeth are the farthest back or third molars in all quadrants of your mouth and typically erupt (emerge beyond the gum) between ages 17 and 21. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, but it is not uncommon that these teeth, due to their positioning in the mouth, may develop problems indicating extraction.

We offer wisdom tooth extractions in SW Calgary when patients have tooth crowding, infection due to bacteria, food being trapped under gum tissue near the wisdom tooth, impaction of the tooth resulting in pain, damage to nearby teeth, and cysts or tumours. Wisdom teeth are sometimes also removed to prevent potential future problems. These can include sinus pain, headaches, and larger infections. If orthodontics is needed, tooth removal may be required in order to fit all the teeth properly. It is easier to remove wisdom teeth between the ages of 12 and 25 since the bond with the bone increases over time. However, you may be one of the lucky ones, and have your wisdom teeth erupt in proper alignment, have sufficient room, and be properly cleaned! The most important thing you can do to prevent avoidable wisdom teeth extraction in SW Calgary, AB T3E 0B2 is to carefully brush and floss these hard-to-reach teeth. Ask your doctor if there are any special toothbrushes that may help you to keep them cleaned and cavity-free.

Post-Extraction Care

Have you recently received tooth extractions in SW Calgary? Your mouth will remain numb following the extraction. Be sure you don’t accidentally bite your cheek, lip or tongue. This is preventable by steering clear of any chewable foods while still numb. Call your SW Calgary dentist immediately if you don’t regain feeling a few hours after the extraction. You’ll likely have a gauze pack on the extraction site that your dentist put there. Its job is to limit bleeding and help a blood clot to form. Don’t remove it for a minimum of 30 to 45 minutes after you leave your appointment, and don’t chew on it. Your recovery should only last a few days in most cases.

Talk to your dentist in SW Calgary about what kind of painkillers would be most appropriate for you, and use a cold pack on the outside of your mouth if you are experiencing pain or swelling. Don’t smoke or exercise after surgery as these may promote bleeding. Twenty-four hours after your extraction, you can gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day (1 tsp salt in 1 cup gently warm water). Try to avoid sucking motions (no straws) as this can pull out the blood clot. Start by eating soft foods and gradually add solid foods, chewing on the side without the extraction site at first. Wait a few hours after surgery before cleaning your teeth again, but don’t neglect brushing! At first, you can brush and floss as usual but avoid the extraction site; as healing progresses, carefully clean the teeth on either side as well, being careful not to disturb any blood clots. Your dentist will give you details on appropriate aftercare for your particular situation, as you may need to take special steps.

At Bow Trail Dental, we offer full-service teeth extractions in SW Calgary, AB T3E 0B2. Schedule your appointment today!

(587) 872-5669