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What is involved with biological tooth extraction

At the holistic and biological practice of Dr. Robertson and Redd Dental Health in Calgary, our professional team believes in providing the most conservative, natural, and non-invasive treatment possible. There are times, however, when surgical intervention may be necessary, such as in the case of tooth extraction.

While permanent teeth are expected to last a lifetime, trauma, damage, or decay can necessitate the removal of a tooth or teeth. Conditions that may require that a tooth be removed include:

Decay

In cases when the interior area of the tooth, called the pulp chamber, becomes infected, root canal treatment is typically recommended. If root canal therapy is not the ideal solution, extraction may be needed.

Gum disease

Periodontitis is an infection that makes the gums, tissues, and jawbones erode, which causes teeth to loosen, fall out, or eventually, need to be removed.

Following the extraction of a tooth, the gums need to heal the wound that is left. Drs. Kindal Robertson and James Redd understand that the most effective healing is done by an individual’s own body. That’s why we perform biological tooth extraction. We utilize Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), which involves drawing the patient’s blood prior to the procedure. The blood platelets are then applied to the incision, allowing the patient’s own growth factors to stimulate healing. The benefits of biological tooth extraction with Platelet Rich Fibrin include:

  • Natural healing
  • Reduced risk of infection or complication
  • Accelerated healing
  • Less discomfort and pain
  • Bone rejuvenation

Serving patients from the Calgary region, including Canmore, Airdrie, and Red Deer, Dr. Robertson and Redd Dental Health provides a comprehensive array of advanced dental care for the whole family. We offer preventive, cosmetic, pediatric, adult, restorative, and general dental care. Appointments or consultations may be requested through our convenient online scheduling request system or by calling our friendly team at (855) 316-7161 today.

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