What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
At Fort Richmond Dental Centre, our Winnipeg dentists perform extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
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.
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.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth emerge later in life, and can be problematic when they grow in the wrong positions or there simply isn't enough room for them in the mouth.
Wisdom teeth may become impacted, or may not erupt fully. In these cases, having them extracted can help preserve your oral health.