Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
Why Extract a Tooth?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. At Antigonish Family Dentistry, our dentists perform extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.
The most common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. It also may be necessary to extract a tooth in preparation of other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth is not always functional and can crowd out other teeth as they develop. They may also create problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, your dentist will work to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
If you have a tooth that needs to be pulled, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, crowns, and dentures.
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LocationAntigonish Family Dentistry
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 04:30 pm
We can accommodate patients that want later appointments.