At Hampton’s Dental, we have been providing professional and helpful dental healthcare for the residents of Calgary for over 20 years. Our experience and compassion have given us loyal and returning patients who have come back time and time again to trust us to do their cleanings, fillings, and even more invasive dental health-care like root canals and tooth extractions.
Sometimes, our patients need more than a check-up and a cleaning. In these cases, you can trust that our team will be professional and helpful when it comes to the bigger issues in dental health.
It’s a fact of life that dental issues will arise. And, despite people’s best efforts, infections can occur in the mouth that lead to bigger problems – like tooth extractions.
At Hampton’s Dental, we care about your health and well-being as well as the aesthetic and overall health of your teeth. This means that at times when there is no other option for treatment of your tricky tooth, and a tooth extraction is necessary, our team will be here for you.
How a Tooth Extraction Works
A tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket. There are simple extractions, which are the basic extractions done under local anesthesia. Then, there are surgical extractions, which are necessary to remove molars or hard-to-reach teeth.
The title of ‘tooth extraction’ may sound a little menacing, but at our dental office, it is not as stress-inducing as it sounds. Typically, the appointment will only take around 20 to 40 minutes. We will do our best to make the procedure as painless and comfortable for you as possible.
If you are someone who gets particularly anxious about dental procedures, we will work with you to help you understand exactly what we will be performing in your mouth and the reason behind us removing a tooth.
Why an Extraction Is Necessary
While our main goal is to keep as much of your original tooth and gum inside of your mouth, it is sometimes best for your oral health, and even for aesthetic purposes, that the underlying problem is taken out.
Some possible reasons for needing a tooth extraction are:
- To address irreversible tooth damage caused by a build-up of plaque and decay
- To treat issues resulting from periodontal disease or gingivitis
- To free an impacted (blocked) tooth
- To lower the risk of overcrowding and infection from decayed teeth
- To replace too-far-gone chipped and broken teeth
You would be surprised what a burden it is to constantly have toothaches and pains from infected or damaged teeth. Extraction of the infected tooth can prevent the infection from getting any worse and spreading, and it will also take away all of the symptoms of infection like headaches, toothaches, sore gums, bad breath, and even fever.
At Hampton’s Dental, we will ensure that there is no other method of treatment for your existing tooth before extraction, but sometimes it is the best option. In the event that you need a tooth extraction, you will be given our utmost attention. We handle all extractions with professionalism and care, so we will always strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible in our dental chairs.
Schedule a Check-Up
If you have noticed that your gums are swollen or inflamed, it hurts to bite down, or you’ve noticed something different about a tooth, come in and see us for a checkup.
At Hampton’s Dental, you will always be treated as a priority. Your teeth are your livelihood – and ours! - so we try to preserve your existing teeth as best as we can. If a tooth extraction is necessary, our team will be at the ready to treat you with the professionalism and care you deserve.
Call today to schedule a check-up so you can smile again.