Teeth Extractions in Vancouver

While our goal is to always save your natural teeth, there may be instances where a tooth cannot be saved. A tooth extraction may be recommended in cases of severe tooth decay or when a tooth infection has penetrated the tooth roots and a root canal has failed. Impacted teeth or crowded teeth may also require a tooth extraction.

What Is the Tooth Extraction Process?

Your dentist will provide a local anesthetic to numb the extraction area and ensure your comfort. They will then carefully loosen the tooth and remove it using a pair of forceps. Your dentist will provide instructions on how best to manage any pain, as you may feel some discomfort after the procedure, but this usually passes within a few days.

Options for Replacing an Extracted Tooth

It’s important to fill any gaps between the teeth to avoid problems related to your bite and chewing ability. Missing teeth may also result in the remaining teeth shifting in the mouth, leading to misalignment and jaw problems that will affect your dental health. Our dentist can discuss tooth restoration options such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

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The doctors at BC Perio Dental Health and Implant Centre specialize in all facets of periodontal and surgical therapy, with a strong focus on dental implant treatments that can replace single, multiple, or all missing teeth.