If you have a tooth that has become infected or the nerve is damaged, you may need an emergency treatment from a dentist in Red Deer. Depending on various factors, the general dentists at Parkland Mall Dental Centre can offer you a variety of options including root canal therapy to save the tooth. If a root canal is not a viable option, then we can proceed with an extraction. In either case, it is essential that you seek treatment promptly to avoid complications, including potential spread of infection to adjacent teeth and gums. If you feel that your situation is urgent, Parkland Mall Dental Centre offers prompt care for dental emergencies in the Red Deer area and we encourage you to call us immediately.
Wisdom tooth Removal
The most common types of teeth to require removal are wisdom teeth, although—contrary to popular belief—they don’t always need to be removed. If a wisdom tooth is erupting properly and you’re able to keep it clean and healthy, there may be no need to take out that tooth. However, if a wisdom tooth is impacted—if it does not have room to erupt without causing damage to other teeth in the mouth—tooth extraction will be necessary. A wisdom tooth that has gotten infected (pericoronitis) will need prompt attention. Our general dentists have the experience to handle your wisdom tooth emergencies.
Replacements for Extracted Teeth
Especially in cases where a tooth requires unanticipated extraction, it’s important to think about options for replacing that tooth. For example, if you are thinking about getting an implant to fill in the spot where the tooth was removed, it will be very important that the dentist preserve as much bone as possible during the extraction. A dentist in Red Deer can advise you about your options for tooth replacement and what considerations need to be taken into account at the time of extraction.
Post Tooth Extraction Care
After the extraction, the doctor will give you detailed instructions on what to do and what to expect. You will be recommended to take drugs like ibuprofen to reduce the pain after the tooth extraction which typically lasts a couple of days. You can put ice packs on your face to reduce swelling. You should eat soft and cold foods for a couple of days and then try eating other foods.
Initially after the surgery, you should gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water to keep the area clean. The healing will take at least two weeks. After the surgery, you should not smoke or use a straw or spit. Such actions can pull the blood clot out of the hole where the tooth was. In case you experience any of the following, contact us immediately:
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or the procedure involved for your Red Deer dentist, please call, email or visit our Red Deer dental clinic today!