From basic exams to root canals
Kanata North Dental Office enjoys finding solutions to save your teeth and typically views extractions as a last resort. However, there may be times when removing a tooth (or teeth) makes the most sense for your overall oral health.
There are extreme circumstances when a tooth cannot be saved. Extraction is an option for the following:
In such a case, Dr. Assad will explain the situation clearly and discuss tooth replacement options with you.
Is it wise to have wisdom teeth pulled? Not necessarily. However, they may need to be removed if there is a developmental problem. For example, if the jaw is not wide enough to accommodate a full set of teeth, wisdom teeth may not have the space to come in, or may cause crowding of other teeth as they appear. Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only in part, or remain inside the jaw, beneath the gum and bone.
There are circumstances when extraction is the only solution:
After diagnosis and control of any infection, Dr. Assad may refer you to a specialized surgeon to have your wisdom teeth removed.