Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Calgary, Alberta

Are you in pain? Richmond Dental are emergency dentists in Calgary that can bring fast relief to an achy tooth with an extraction. Due to advancements in dental care, and with a regular visit to the Richmond Dental clinic, we can avoid any emergency visits to the dentist! Often times, when we talk about teeth extraction, we’re usually referring to wisdom teeth. In only the most extreme and necessary cases, such as when its roots are damaged beyond repair, we may extract a tooth in preparation for a restorative dentistry procedure, such as dentures or dental implants.

Fortunately for you, in 1846 Dr. Horace Wells demonstrated the use of nitrous oxide for wisdom teeth extraction. However, that patient claimed they still felt pain, but it was the beginning of pain free dentistry. One hundred years later, Lidocaine is synthesized and used as a dental anesthetic in minor surgery. Since then, scientists have improved dental anesthesia releasing a new concoction approximately every ten years. What we use today is a mild numbing gel is rubbed into the gum area followed by a needle to numb the tooth to be extracted. The Canadian academy of dental anaesthesia has more research available on the subject.

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are located in the top and bottom at the back of the mouth. In most cases, wisdom teeth (so-called because they arrive at a time of increased maturity or “wisdom”) have inadequate space and, if left untreated, can become impacted leading to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.

The reason we remove wisdom teeth are due to pain, swelling, decay, infection, or as prevention to avoid problems in the future. Early detection can be found with regular dental visits at Richmond Dental. Our dentists will initially conduct a manual examination of the mouth and teeth, followed by a full x-ray to determine the location and growth of the third molars.

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure at Richmond Dental and we’re happy to guide you through the process to minimize any pain or discomfort during or post surgery. Contact us today to find out how we can best help you at our dental clinic in Calgary.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Calgary, AlbertaWisdom Teeth Extraction in Calgary, AB

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