Everyone has a mouth full of oral bacteria. This is true no matter how well you clean your teeth and gums. Left unremoved, a sticky layer of plaque forms that adhere to teeth. This will eventually erode the enamel and result in a cavity.
If the decay is allowed to spread, the damaging bacteria can travel down to the center pulp. When this happens, pain and sensitivity may result. In addition, as the decay worsens the tooth structure will weaken and become more vulnerable to chips, cracks, and breakage.
The good news is that root canal treatment can restore an injured tooth and a crown can add strength. But if the damage is not fixable, tooth extraction in Calgary may be the only way to safeguard your dental health.
Tooth extractions at Richmond Dental are a routine procedure, that we perform regularly. First, it will be determined if an antibiotic is needed before or after tooth removal. Then, the surrounding area will be numbed so the affected tooth can be extracted without pain.
If an impacted wisdom tooth is being removed, any gum or bonet issue trapping the tooth will be extracted first. After the pathway is cleared, the tooth can be freed with forceps. Your dentist in CALGARY will use a back and forth motion to gently loosen and remove the impacted tooth.
Your dentist in Calgary will provide post-extraction instructions after the procedure, such as:
Do not smoke, sip with a straw, or make any sucking motions for at least 24 hours. If the clot dislodges, it can lead to pain dry socket.