Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
At Arrowsmith Dental Group, our Parksville 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 within the bone. At Arrowsmith Dental Group, our dentists perform extractions only when less invasive options would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would put your oral health at risk.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include problematic wisdom teeth or excessive damage to a tooth. Teeth may also sometimes be pulled to prepare for dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are wisdom teeth. This usually occurs when people are between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth is not always functional, and may crowd out other teeth as they grow. They can also create problems for your oral hygiene. In these circumstances, your dentist may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
At Arrowsmith Dental Group, we work to save teeth whenever possible, although there are some circumstances such as excessive decay, gum disease or injury which will require a tooth to be extracted.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental crowns, dental bridges and dentures.