No one wants to hear that they will lose a tooth or two, but there are cases in which tooth extractions are the only remedy for dental issues.
You may require dental extraction if:
Before your extraction is done, the dentist will examine your teeth to determine if there are issues that may cause problems during the extraction process. Based on the tooth to be removed, a simple extraction may be done, or a surgical extraction may be required.
During a simple extraction, the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area before loosening the tooth and then prying it from the gum with special equipment. If you require surgical extraction, local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia will be used for the procedure. The dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue to remove the tooth. Some surgical extractions require that the dentist cut the tooth into pieces or remove bone to access the tooth. Following extraction, medication may be prescribed to help with pain and discomfort.
While retaining your teeth is always the preferred solution, there are instances where they cannot be saved. If you are in West Vancouver or North Vancouver and require tooth extraction, visit us at Peak Dental Arts.
At Peak Dental Arts, it is our goal to provide patients with exceptional dentistry in a calm, educational and professional environment. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced North Vancouver dentists. We look forward to serving you soon.