Surgical & Implants

While preserving your natural teeth is always our primary goal at Waterloo Dental Clinic, there are situations where a tooth extraction becomes necessary for your overall oral health. Whether you’re dealing with a severe tooth infection, significant decay, or problematic wisdom teeth, Dr. Ash and his team can provide safe, comfortable, and effective extraction services.

What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure where a tooth is completely removed from its socket in the bone. Extractions may be necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, or a tooth with a poor prognosis. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often need to be extracted if they’re impacted, causing discomfort, or contributing to infection or crowding of the other teeth.

How Tooth Extraction Can Help

Tooth extraction is a helpful solution in various situations where preserving the tooth is no longer viable. If a tooth is severely decayed or damaged, extraction prevents the problem from worsening and affecting your overall oral health. In the case of problematic wisdom teeth, extraction provides immediate relief from pain and discomfort, prevents crowding, and eliminates the risk of infection. Extraction may also be a necessary step in preparing your mouth for orthodontic treatment, making room for the proper alignment of your remaining teeth.

Tooth extraction can provide relief and treatment in several situations:
  1. Decayed or Damaged Teeth: If a tooth has been badly damaged by decay or trauma and cannot be saved with a filling, crown, or root canal, extraction may be the best course of action.

  2. Wisdom Teeth Issues: Wisdom teeth can often cause problems, such as pain, infection, or crowding of other teeth. Removing these teeth can alleviate these issues and prevent future problems.

  3. Preparation for Orthodontic Treatment: In some cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to create room for orthodontic treatment, promoting proper alignment of the remaining teeth.

The Process

Your comfort is our top priority during any dental procedure, including tooth extractions. At Waterloo Dental Clinic, Dr. Ash will thoroughly examine your tooth and oral health using modern diagnostic tools to ensure that extraction is the most suitable solution for your situation.

Dr. Ash will ensure the area is completely numb to minimize discomfort. Post-operative care instructions will be provided to aid in a smooth recovery, and options for replacing the extracted tooth, if necessary, will be discussed.

Waterloo Dental Clinic

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