Tooth Extractions in Victoria BC
At Saanich Dental Group, your oral health is our priority. We will always try to save a tooth whenever possible. However, in some extreme cases, it may have to be extracted to maintain your oral health. This is typically in instances when the tooth is excessively damaged or decayed. A tooth extractions are typically performed under an anesthetic, but it ultimately depends on your individual circumstance. An anesthetic is designed to reduce the perception of certain sensations such as pain, but does not completely eliminate all sensations associated with the procedure.
Wisdom teeth are the teeth that are at the back of your mouth, and may cause issues if they fail to develop or protrude properly. Some people find wisdom teeth more difficult to clean properly, which can lead to issues of decay later in life. However, if the tooth becomes impacted then it may grow into your other teeth. This can misaligned your teeth or cause pain through the additional crowding. However, like any procedure, it is important for you to get information from a professional about the potential benefits and issues with any procedure.
Heavy damage or decay
In some instances, your tooth may have already received significant damage and poses a risk to your oral health. Depending on your case, a dental professional such as your dentist in Victoria, BC will go over all of your options before deciding if a tooth extractions are necessary. But in the instances that we have to extract a heavily damaged tooth, it will be done if deemed for the benefit of your overall health.
Preparing for dentures or implants
However, the tooth itself may not have any structural damage, and you may be wanting to prepare your mouth for dentures or implants. We will be more than happy to work with you in your progress to get a new dental fixture for your mouth.
If a tooth is causing you severe pain or you are considering dentures or implants, contact your Victoria, BC dentist at Saanich Dental Group to set up an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling and are open six days a week, including Saturdays.