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Your choice for Tooth Extraction in NE Calgary

Pathways Dental Clinic provides teeth extractions. Although our ultimate goal is always to save your tooth, sometimes teeth extractions are necessary. The tooth might have decay, gum disease, or a fracture beyond what can be repaired. Sometimes a tooth must be extracted to remove an infection, where the infection has the potential to spread to other spaces if the tooth remains.

Reasons Why Teeth Might Require Extraction

The tooth can need extraction for causes such as:

  • Large carious lesion (cavity) and extensive tooth structure loss
  • Fractured teeth and cracks in teeth
  • Advanced gum disease (bone loss)
  • Infection and failing previous endodontic treatments (root canals) that do not have a good chance of success
  • Teeth that block or impede other teeth from coming into their ideal position
  • If baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in
  • To create room for the teeth that are being moved into place during orthodontic treatment

Replacing the missing teeth after an extraction

It is extremely important to replace extracted teeth (except wisdom teeth) because adjacent teeth can shift into that space and cause problems in the future. An opposing tooth can erupt into space and cause irreversible damage to your bite. Tilted teeth often cause hygiene issues as well as increased sensitivity due to increased root surfaces being exposed. It is a vicious cycle, and although it may not cause issues right away, by the time this becomes an issue, quite often, patients are left in a position where more teeth loss is required in that area.

How should your tooth be replaced?

There are many tooth replacement options available. Dr. Bouma and Dr. Kim will thoroughly go through all the options that are suitable for each case. These include:

Each patient must be thoroughly evaluated, and it is important to note that the best option for one patient might not be the best option for another. Your Pathways Dental Clinic Dentist will carefully address which option may be the best for you.

We are pleased to offer different Sedation Dentistry options (IV, Oral, Nitrous) during your extraction procedure, so please ask your dentist which option might be the best for you!

If You Are Suffering Pain from a Tooth that needs Extracted, please Contact Us Today!

If you think you might need a tooth extraction, call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 to book an appointment today!