Tooth Extractions in Waterloo & Kitchener

 

At our Waterloo practice, Dr. Lee will always try to preserve a tooth whenever possible. However, for a number of reasons, a tooth may have to be taken out to preserve the well being of your gums and mouth. In such cases, we will make sure to ensure your comfort and ongoing oral health.

 

Besides removing a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, either due to neglect or accident, another common cause for extracting a tooth is is one or several wisdom teeth, which can sometimes be impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that press on their neighbours because they grow horizontally or at an angle rather than vertically. Wisdom teeth are your third molars located at the back of your mouth and are the last to emerge. This typically occurs in late adolescence.

 

They can cause problems when they fail to erupt properly by forcing their way into the mouth and applying continuous pressure against adjacent teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, heavy swelling, infection, and the formation of cysts on top of significant misalignment or maloclusion. Thus, to prevent such complications, we may recommend removing the wisdom tooth before it grows too much. This will likely involve some additional surgical steps, which we will give you through entirely.

 

Before extracting any tooth, we will perform a thorough examination, which includes the use of digital x-rays, to get a complete overview of your mouth. We will consider all of your options, and if an tooth extraction is recommended, it will be carried out by our skilled dental team or referred to a specialist if needed. All of our tooth extractions are performed using local anesthesia to ensure your complete safety and comfort.

 

To learn more about tooth extractions, contact Dr. Lee, your pain-free dentist in Waterloo, to set up an appointment. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

 
 

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