Having a tooth extraction in Langley, requires the removal of a broken or decayed tooth from the socket in the bone, usually due to too much damage to the tooth, preventing any other form of repair.
Although multiple tooth extractions are usually done for patients who have periodontal disease or extensive dental decay, sometimes individual teeth need to be extracted for other severe damage concerns.
In severe cases of periodontal disease, the teeth become loose because of the extensive bone loss surrounding the teeth. The gums stay inflamed and infected and continually trap food. This is not healthy. Removing hopeless teeth such as these is a good thing, a chronic dental infections can be the source of heart attacks, strokes and many other medical problems.
Tooth Extraction in Langley & Your Comfort
If you need a tooth extraction in Langley, our dental professionals will ensure you are comfortable throughout the process, as your tooth will be carefully extracted. The empty socket is then covered by a piece of gauze, which you will bite down on for a certain duration following the extraction, to ensure that a blood clot forms accordingly.
It is important to keep you gauze clean, and change it a few times throughout the day and into the evening. There will be slight but minimal blood loss once the tooth is extracted, but my applying pressure by biting on the gauze, you will better prevent the bleeding.
Sometimes your dentist in Langley will put self-dissolving stitches in the space to close the gum, but it can also be left to heal on it’s own if the socket isn’t too large.
Although having your teeth extracted is a last resort for any dentist, sometimes removing a tooth or multiple teeth is beneficial, as chronic dental infections can be the source of heart attacks, strokes and many other medical problems as mentioned.
At DentistsRUs, our dental professionals offer tooth extraction in Langley. Call or click below to secure an appointment…
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | 604.568.2211
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | 604.514.6499
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.5222
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.1110
New Westminster Skytrain Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | 604.525.1116