At Dubreuil Lévesque Dental Centre, our Gatineau dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removal when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing problems for your oral health.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is a procedure of removing a tooth from the alveolar bone. Our dentists at Dubreuil Lévesque Dental Centre always assess all possible treatment options in order to save your natural teeth, but sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary.
Most often, a tooth is extracted because it is seriously damaged and cannot be saved. This can be for curative or preventive reasons or to remove problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth can also be removed when other dental procedures are planned.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars located at the back of the dental arch and appear in adulthood, most often between the ages of 17 and 25.
They are not always functional and can cause your other teeth to move by exerting pressure as they grow. They can also cause oral hygiene problems. In these cases, your dentist may recommend extracting them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Your dentist always does his best to save your natural teeth, but oral diseases can jeopardize the health of your teeth. Injury, gum disease, or deep decay may then require tooth extraction.
If you have a badly damaged tooth that needs to be removed, your dentist will discuss different replacement options with you, such as a bridge, crown, or denture.