Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
At Souris Family Dental, our Weyburn dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing issues for your oral health.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
When we extract a tooth, we remove it from its socket in the bone. At Souris Family Dental, our dentists perform tooth extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would put your oral health at risk.
Typically, we pull a tooth if it's severely damaged or if a wisdom tooth has become impacted or is not growing properly. Teeth are also occasionally pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The last set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are wisdom teeth. This usually happens for individuals between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth is not always functional, and may crowd out other teeth as they develop. They may also lead to problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing the teeth.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Usually, your dentist will save a tooth whenever possible. However, circumstances such as gum disease, excessive decay or injury may require a tooth extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will recommend tooth replacement options. These may include dentures, dental bridges and dental crowns. The dentist can help determine the right option for you.