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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Tooth Extractions!

While we hope our teeth will last a lifetime, sometimes extracting (pulling) a tooth may be necessary for our oral health. Some reasons why you may need a tooth (or teeth) extracted are:

  • Injury or trauma to a tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Crowded (extra) teeth
  • Infection(s)
  • Erupting wisdom teeth
  • Active periodontal disease
Tooth Extraction | Toothville Family Dentistry | NW Calgary | General Dentist

The Process of
Extracting a Tooth

Initial Exam: A detailed exam or X-rays is required by Dr. El Gamal to ensure an extraction is necessary. Our goal is to only remove a tooth if absolutely necessary and it cannot be fixed with a dental crown, filling, or other procedure.

Anesthesia: The proper sedation/anesthesia will be given to you prior to your procedure for a more relaxing procedure.

The Extraction: We will then extract the tooth that is affected, during which you will feel no pain. While in the dental chair, you might feel some slight pressure as the tooth is moved from side to side, and then extracted.

After your extraction: Healing will begin almost immediately as your blood should start to clot and begin to heal in the tooth’s empty socket. You may want to consider PRF treatment to speed the healing time. We will pack the area with gauze so that it can start to heal.

Do you have questions after the removal? Our dental team will spend time with you to answer any questions you may have discuss what you can expect as your extraction heals.

Tooth Extraction After Care

  • Controlling Pain

    • After a tooth extraction, your pain control can involve taking over-the-counter pain medications. This will help with any tenderness in the days after the procedure. You should start taking these medications before the anesthesia wears off. If you have had a more complex tooth removal, this may involve additional prescriptions recommended by your Toothville dentist.
  • Eating
    • We recommend eating soft, cold foods for a few days after your tooth extraction. We recommend that you try to avoid using straws as the sucking motion can affect the healing process.
  • Cleaning
    • We recommend brushing your teeth as usual. You will need to change your gauze pads often and then perform a warm, saltwater rinse 24 hours after the procedure to keep the affected area clean. We also recommend that smoking should be avoided from anywhere from 24-72 hours after your procedure.
  • Swelling
    • If you are suffering any swelling, ice packs may help reduce any inflammation. If you have had a more complex extraction, stitches may be involved. We usually use self-dissolving stitches.
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Ready to Schedule your tooth extraction procedure?
Call Toothville Family Dentistry today!

It’s extremely important to follow our after-care directions to prevent any complications after your extraction. For example, the blood clot that forms after extraction can become dislodged and leave the hole exposed. This situation, called dry socket, can cause an infection so we strongly recommend taking it easy to ensure you heal properly.

Our friendly team are always here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up a tooth extraction appointment today!