Tooth Extraction Calgary – Tooth extraction is a type of dental treatment where a dentist or oral surgeon removes a tooth from the patient’s mouth because it cannot be saved or because the tooth is infected and it could lead to other health issues.
Tooth Extraction Calgary
There are two main types of tooth extractions, simple and surgical.
Simple extraction: the dentist or oral surgeon uses forceps to remove the tooth. There may be circumstances where the tooth is extracted in pieces or large fragments – this would usually be done for the patient’s comfort. A simple extraction is generally performed with the help of local anesthesia.
Surgical extraction: is performed by an oral surgeon where a simple extraction is not possible or can be complicated. Surgical extractions are typically completed with the use of general anesthesia.
Some of the post-op recommendations that we give our patients are:
Do not smoke if possible (at least reduce the number of tobacco products)
Eat soft food after the procedure. Be sure to introduce solid food slowly and avoid chewing and biting on the affected side to prevent pressure on the gum
Continue normal dental hygiene routine to prevent infection
Avoid brushing too harshly near the tooth extraction area.
If you need to get a tooth extracted, do not hesitate to contact Calgary SW dental clinic where our dentist will answer all your questions and concerns related to tooth extractions.