At Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte, our Trois-Rivières dentists can 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 a tooth is extracted it is removed from its socket in the bone. At Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte, our dentists perform extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.
Some of the most common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes removed to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the very back of the dental arch when we reach adulthood.
Wisdom teeth are not always functional and can cause misalignment issues by putting pressure on other teeth as they grow in. In some cases they can also cause oral hygiene problems. Your dentist may then recommend a wisdom tooth extraction.
Repairing Excessive Damage
At Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte our dentists will always work to save a natural tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which may require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures.