At Omega Dental, our dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth for patients in Delta and Surrey removal when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing issues for your oral health.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. At Omega Dental, our dentists perform extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth is not always functional, and can crowd out other teeth as they develop. They may also create problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, your dentist will work to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures.
Common Dental Emergencies
The following conditions are dental emergencies and should be treated as soon as possible.
- Abscessed Tooth
A dental abscess is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition in which a pocket of pus in the tooth has led to an infection. A tooth abscess may cause fever, tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, a persistent toothache, tender lymph nodes in your neck, swelling in the face, and a pimple-like bump on your gums near the infected tooth.
Call our office as soon as possible to see one of our dentists.
- Knocked-Out Teeth
If you have a knocked-out tooth, try to find the tooth if you can, and re-insert it in the socket (be sure it is free of debris first). Bite down on the tooth gently but firmly.
If you are unable to replace the tooth in the socket, keep it moist by holding it in your mouth, or placing it in a glass of milk until you can get to our office.
Call our office as soon as possible. The sooner you get here after knocking out your tooth, the more likely it is that your dentist will be able to save it.
- Broken or Chipped Teeth
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, try to locate the missing piece if you can, because your dentist may be able to reattach it.
Whether you can find it or not, call our office as soon as possible to get it fixed.
- Lost Fillings or Crowns
If you have a lost or broken crown or filling, try to locate it, and if possible, rinse it off and place it back on the tooth.
Call our office right away to let us know you need an appointment.
Treatment for Dental Emergency
At Omega Dental one of our dentists will need to examine your teeth and gums and talk to you about the incident that has caused the emergency.
Once the issue has been identified, your dentist will create a treatment plan.
An extraction may be necessary to stop bleeding, alleviate pain, or save the tooth.