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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Tooth Extractions!

While our teeth were meant to last forever, sometimes pulling (or extracting) a tooth is necessary. The most common reasons you might need tooth extractions are:

  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Extra teeth
  • Infection
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Periodontal disease
Tooth Extraction | Toothville Family Dentistry | NW Calgary | General Dentist

The Process of
Extracting a Tooth

Exam: A detailed exam or X-rays will be done by Dr. El Gamal to ensure an extraction is necessary and cannot be fixed with a crown, filling, or other treatment.

Anesthesia: The proper anesthetic will be given for a more relaxing procedure.

The Extraction: The tooth extraction will take place, during which you will feel no pain. You might feel some slight pressure as the tooth is rocked from side to side, and then removed.

After the extraction: Your blood should start to clot and begin to heal in the tooth’s empty socket. We’ll pack the area with gauze so that it can start the healing process.

Questions after the extraction: We’ll spend some time with you and answer any questions you may have and talk about the healing process.

Healing and Home Care after a tooth extraction

  • Pain control. Home care for extraction can involve taking over-the-counter pain medications to help with any tenderness in the days following the procedure and should be taken before the anesthesia wears off. More complex extractions may involve additional prescriptions recommended by your dentist.
  • Eating. Soft, cold foods are recommended for a few days after the extraction. Try to avoid using straws as the sucking motion can complicate the healing process.
  • Cleaning. We recommend brushing as usual; changing your gauze pads often and a warm, saltwater rinse 24 hours after the procedure to keep the area clean. Smoking should be refrained from for 24-72 hours.
  • Swelling. Ice packs may help reduce any swelling. There can also be stitches involved in more complex extractions, usually self-dissolving stitches.
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It’s extremely important to follow after-care directions to prevent any complications. 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.

As always, we’re here to answer any questions you may have along the way. Call us today!

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