Huntington Family Dental - Calgary

Dental Extractions in Calgary

Whether you need a simple tooth removal or a more intricate dental surgery, tooth extraction is a routine procedure that can be conducted with minimal pain or discomfort.
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Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

There are numerous reasons why a tooth extraction may be needed, including (but not limited to):

  • Removal of baby teeth that struggle to exfoliate naturally.
  • Extraction of teeth to facilitate orthodontic treatment.
  • Tooth extraction to alleviate pain or address infection.
  • Extraction of a broken tooth.

Nevertheless, tooth extraction might not be the sole option available to you. If you’re facing tooth pain, there’s a possibility that we can offer rapid relief while preserving your tooth. Timely detection is vital in exploring alternative solutions.

Let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Intense tooth pain.
  • Increased pain when applying pressure or chewing.
  • Jaw pain or stiffness.
  • Swollen gums around the affected tooth or teeth.
  • Indications of gum disease, including discolouration, bleeding, or unpleasant odour.

The Treatment Plan

The tooth extraction procedure is conducted by either a dentist or an oral surgeon and is typically completed in a single office visit. Here’s a breakdown of the process, starting with the evaluation of whether tooth removal is the suitable choice for you, followed by the tooth extraction itself, and concluding with post-extraction aftercare:

Exploring Alternative Options

Prior to performing any tooth extractions, our dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your symptoms and engage in a comprehensive discussion about your options. This careful evaluation allows us to determine the most suitable course of action for your individual needs and the overall well-being of your teeth.

The Extraction Process

For the tooth extraction procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the areas surrounding the tooth to be extracted, depending on the dentist and patient’s preference. If necessary, sedation options may also be available. Our skilled oral surgeons employ a minimally invasive technique, ensuring a gentle removal process. Your comfort and swift recovery are of utmost importance to us throughout the entire procedure.

Feeling Better

You will be given aftercare instructions, including:

  • Mouth care instructions during the healing process.
  • What you can anticipate during the recovery period.
  • Guidelines on handling complications, if experienced.
We’d be happy to arrange a follow-up appointment to address any further concerns you may have. Just let us know, and we’ll gladly assist you further.

Cost Of A Tooth Extraction In Calgary

The cost of tooth extraction can vary based on several factors. With a typical insurance plan, the out-of-pocket cost for tooth removal is usually around $100 – $200+. To determine your exact out-of-pocket expenses, we’ll be glad to provide you with a quote in advance, which you can submit to your insurance provider.

Without insurance, the approximate cost per tooth extraction ranges from $200 to $600+. Please note that an accurate quote cannot be provided over the phone as your treatment plan must be tailored to your specific needs, determined after an oral exam.

Dental extractions fall into two main categories that may offer a better understanding of the potential costs:

  1. Simple Tooth Extraction: This involves visible teeth and can typically be performed by a general dentist using local anesthesia. A simple extraction of an accessible tooth without complications may result in a lower cost estimate.
  2. Surgical Tooth Extraction: This form of dental surgery is conducted by an oral surgeon at a dental surgery center. It is a more complex procedure and involves the removal of a tooth that is not easily visible or reachable. Surgical tooth extraction requires careful consideration, delicate care, and expertise, which may result in a higher cost.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a personalized evaluation and precise cost estimation tailored to your unique needs. We are here to provide you with the best care and support during the extraction process.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

While many consider wisdom teeth removal a rite of passage, the truth is that it is necessary only if they become impacted or disrupt the jaw and other teeth.

Thanks to advancements in modern dental techniques and equipment, tooth extractions are now virtually painless. Patients often find the procedure to be surprisingly quick and easy. While some discomfort may be expected, we’ll ensure you receive aftercare instructions to maximize your comfort during the speedy healing process. Rest assured, our team is dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible.

After a tooth extraction, wait for 1-2 hours before eating. Stick to soft foods for the first 24 hours, avoiding chewing near the extraction site. Follow your dentist’s instructions for a smooth recovery.

Recovery time for simple tooth removal is typically 7 to 10 days, while more complex cases like surgical tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal may take around 2 weeks. Regardless of the complexity, you can expect very little discomfort during the recovery process.

Assuming no unforeseen complications, a typical tooth extraction usually takes approximately 45 minutes or less.

Read of the many ways we've enhanced the dental experience of so many patients in Calgary and beyond!

Adam Olah

I visited this clinic for the first time on 7th of November 2023 concerning tooth extraction and medical insurance coverage which was quickly resolved by one of the experienced receptionists, Melody. [...] all staff were very kind and polite people. I was given proper professional respect and attention. Inside clinic experience was very smooth and painless because Dr. Dina [...] and all staff/ nurses were very caring. Dr. Dina extracted my tooth without any issues and I felt no pain at all [...]

Toritos D

I'm so impressed with Doctor Dina and the rest of the staff. I was really nervous to have a primary tooth removed but she made sure the procedure was done quickly and painlessly. She was so gentle, patient and nurturing with me. I was shocked how fast it got done. A+ for being so awesome with such a wimpy adult.

Jeanne C

I love Dr. Dina, she is great. She cares. She listens. She takes the time to talk to you and explain. She is comforting. She has a wonderful sense of humour. Her skills are top rated. I came from a very bad dentist situation of pain, I thought I may have to be sedated from now on. Because of Dr Dina I feel comfortable having dental work done without sedation.

Thank you Dr Dina.

I highly recommend Dr Dina.

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