Dental Surgery & Wisdom Teeth Extraction in South Calgary & Okotoks

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A Way Out of Tooth Pain

When you have excruciating tooth pain, it can be debilitating. In some cases, we may be unable to save the tooth that’s causing you distress, but to leave it in your mouth would only lead to further problems. So, extracting it may be the only answer.

At Heritage Pointe Dental, we offer a wide selection of oral surgery services to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. We want your teeth to be well-taken care of, and sometimes, removing one is the best way to do that.

If you think you may need a tooth extracted, we would love to assess you. Please contact our office to book an appointment!

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Tooth Extractions

You may need to have a tooth removed for various reasons. Excessive tooth decay, infection, overcrowding, and injury can lead to requiring tooth extraction. You may also need to remove a tooth before installing braces to make room for other teeth to shift into place.

The extraction process is a relatively quick procedure performed with local anesthesia or mild sedation. Removing intact teeth is simple, but removing broken teeth, teeth below the gumline’s surface, or impacted teeth may involve a more complex procedure.

Before extracting a tooth, we will take X-rays to ensure we have a good idea of where your teeth’ roots are and if we will need to make any incisions in your gums. Be sure to let us know of any medications you take or any medical conditions you take to ensure the procedure’s safety and efficacy.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower molars in the very back of your jaw. They don’t begin to show until you’re older, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. In some cases, they never protrude at all! However, unlike the name suggests, wisdom teeth don’t make you any smarter. They actually may bring you significant discomfort and cause your teeth to crowd if there isn’t enough room for them in your mouth.

Many people develop impacted wisdom teeth, which means the wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to erupt naturally. Impacted wisdom teeth may:

  • Grow at an angle towards the next tooth
  • Grow at an angle towards the back of the mouth
  • Grow at a right angle to other teeth
  • Grow straight up and down but stay trapped within the jawbone

Many dentists recommend removing your wisdom teeth to prevent any future problems, even if they aren’t currently causing any problems. Even if your wisdom teeth aren’t presenting any issues, they could still harbour disease and cause complications. And if they partially erupt, they can be difficult to clean and become more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease .

Book Your Appointment Today!

If you have a troublesome tooth or still have your wisdom teeth, you may need an extraction. We would be happy to help, please contact our office, and we can book you in for an appointment!

Where to Find Us

Find us on the corner of Pine Creek Road and Heritage Lake Drive, right beside Pizza on Pointe.

Our Address

Unit 400, 412 Pine Creek Road
Heritage Pointe, AB T1S 4J9

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Our Hours

Mondays
9 AM2 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Thursdays
9 AM2 PM
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

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