Why would Oral Surgery be required?
Ideally, your permanent teeth will last a lifetime. However, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction or oral surgery may be required. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged from trauma or is too decayed to be repaired.
The most common form of oral surgery in dentistry is single or multiple teeth extraction. This includes wisdom tooth extraction, which may be a necessary to maintain good oral health.
At Lifepath Wellness Dental in Chestermere, we perform oral surgery for a single tooth, multiple teeth, and wisdom teeth extractions inside our fully accredited and certified Chestermere Dental Clinic. This way you experience the comfort of familiar surroundings to ease you through the oral surgery process. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we also offer Sedation Dentistry options to help you get the dental care you may be needing.
Our friendly Dental Team is here to answer your questions and address any concerns. We encourage you to book a consultation appointment with one of our experienced dentists, who will be happy to explain your treatment options in greater detail.
Some Reasons Why Oral Surgery May Be Required:
- Heightened Risk of Infection
- Wisdom Teeth Extraction
- Baby Tooth Removal
Why is Extraction of Teeth Needed?
Your wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth that emerge, usually around the age of 18. Depending on how they develop inside the mouth, removal of wisdom teeth may be necessary in order to relieve pain or avoid other dental problems, such as crowding.
Wisdom teeth generally need to be removed for one of the following reasons:
- They are emerging tilted, sideways or twisted
- The wisdom teeth are “impacted,” or don’t have enough space to emerge
- An infection has occurred
- Periodontal tooth decay may be occurring because the teeth are hard to reach for oral hygiene
With options like Sedation Dentistry available, there is no need to fear wisdom tooth extraction. Anxiety and discomfort are minimized significantly using modern Sedation Dentistry techniques.
Recovering from your wisdom tooth surgery is also not as difficult as it may seem. By closely following the instructions given to you by our dental team, before and after your wisdom tooth removal, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you heal and recover from surgery.
Do you have Teeth beyond Repair?
At Lifepath Wellness Dental, Chestermere Dentists, we believe in doing everything possible to save your existing teeth. However, when we have exhausted treatment options due to either tooth decay or fractured teeth, the final option may be tooth extraction.
Baby Tooth Removal
Sometimes when a child is in the process of losing their baby teeth, there may not be enough space in their mouth for the newly emerging permanent teeth. The permanent tooth could emerge right underneath the baby tooth. If a new permanent tooth is emerging behind the baby tooth, this often causes parents some alarm. Although it is not a dental emergency, it is a good idea to bring your child in to see our dentists.
In such cases, it’s possible that the baby tooth and adjacent baby teeth may need to be removed. Fortunately, permanent teeth often move forward into the right position once space is available.
Tooth Removal for Orthodontic Treatment Plans
Teeth may need to be extracted to make room for other teeth to move into their proper positions. Once this is accomplished, your smile will look better with straight, uncrowded teeth. When your mouth heals, no one will notice the missing teeth at all! We hope to help you understand your unique situation and help you move confidently toward the goal of straight and healthy teeth.
We’re here to answer all of your questions about oral surgery and any of your family dental needs. Please book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at Lifepath Wellness Dental in Chestermere.