At O'Connor Dental Health Group, our Ottawa dentist performs tooth extractions when a tooth cannot be repaired and is causing oral health issues. Our dentist also performs wisdom teeth extractions.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Simply put, tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in your jaw. At O'Connor Dental Health Group, if less invasive options have been ruled out or the tooth is negatively impacting your oral health, our dentist will perform extractions.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Ottawa
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between the age of 17 and 25.
This third set of teeth is not always functional and can push on and crowd other teeth as they develop. They may also create problems for your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them before they cause too many issues.
Repairing Excessive Tooth Damage in Ottawa
Your dentist will do what they can to save a natural tooth. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures.