Tooth Extractions – Teeth Extractions & Removal in Kitsilano, Vancouver

What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction in Kitsilano, Vancouver is the removal of a tooth within the mouth. The tooth’s root is connected to the jaw bone along with the periodontal ligament. During the extraction procedure, the tooth is completed removed from the mouth.

Reasons for tooth extraction

Our dental office in Kitsilano, Vancouver is committed to performing the least invasive dental treatments possible. We would attempt to salvage your tooth as possible, however in cases where the tooth can’t be saved, unfortunately the dental extraction procedure will be required.  There are several reasons a patient may require a dental extraction, primarily when a tooth can’t be saved.

• Tooth decay
• Dental Infection
• Bone loss as a result of gum disease
• Periodontal disease
• Fracture as a result from trauma
• Fracture from teeth grinding
• Crowding in mouth
• Baby teeth that aren’t falling out
• Wisdom teeth removal

Teeth extraction as a result of tooth decay

One of the main reasons for teeth being extracted is due to tooth decay. Tooth decay can damage any part of a tooth along with the root. When tooth decay is left untreated, it can get worse and will result tooth extraction. When tooth decay is found during the earlier stages, our Kitsilano dentist can provide various dental treatments to salvage the tooth. Treatment options such as dental fillings, inlays, onlays, dental crowns and root canal are options that can help restore a damaged tooth and prevent further decay or loss.

Tooth removal as a result of advanced periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is also known as gum and bone disease. When caught early, it can be treated at our dental office with dental cleanings, deeper cleanings when needed, and periodontal therapy. When gums are not treated, advanced periodontal disease can occur which will lead bone loss under the tooth. At this stage, periodontal disease will not be treatable as the bone has already deteriorated and can no longer hold the tooth securely in place.

Trauma induced tooth extraction

In many cases, teeth can be salvaged during fracture utilizing dental procedures such as bonding or dental crowns. However when the fracture is extensive and reaches the tooth’s root, the tooth may require an extraction. A fractured tooth will not heal like bones in a patients body. When a fractured tooth is left untreated, it will result in pain, primarily when pressure is applied when biting and chewing.

Baby teeth that aren’t falling out

In some situation when a child’s baby tooth does not fall out by itself, the baby tooth may need to be removed by your Kitsilano dental office. Baby teeth may not fall out as a result of it being blocked by the permanent tooth underneath. To help the permanent tooth come out naturally and as it should, our dentist will remove the baby tooth. If we don’t extract the baby tooth that’s blocking the adult tooth, it could cause problems later on.

Signs and symptoms of teeth that may need to be removed

Tooth extraction is performed by our professional team of dentists at Enhance Dental Centre. We  use the most modern techniques and equipment in dentistry to ensure the procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible for all our patients. The most common reasons for tooth extractions are pain and having a loose tooth. These reasons don’t always mean a tooth needs to be pulled out. During your consultation at our Vancouver dental office, we will determine the reasons for problems our patient is experiencing and provide a treatment plan to fit your individualized needs.