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Tooth Extraction in NW, Calgary

Here at Valley Ridge Dental Centre, we strive to ensure that our patients always feel at home as soon as they step into the waiting room.  

We’re an experienced team led by Dr Matthew Kavaros, a practicing dentist for over thirty five years. Dr Kavaros excelled in dentistry from the start of his career, becoming the owner of a practice within just six months of qualifying as a dentist. 

We have been operating in the heart of Valley Ridge for eighteen years now. In that time, we have welcomed families from Valley Ridge, Tuscany, Crestmont, Scenic Acres and Royal Oak. We offer a range of basic and essential services such as Invisalign and general cleanings, to tooth decay prevention.  

While basic check ups can prevent the development of many minor dental issues, bigger issues are inevitable for some of us. When non-cosmetic issues strike, tooth extraction can often be necessary. Call us to care for you if you suspect that you need a tooth extraction. We will make sure you leave with a smile on your face. 

What is tooth extraction and when is it needed?  

Tooth extraction is common and usually a quick procedure. There are many reasons that tooth extraction is necessary. These are some of the most common: 

  • Tooth decay or infection: this can become extremely painful and can lead to abscesses.
  • A tooth breaks or becomes chipped because of an accident. 
  • Gum disease, which can affect the support structure of the teeth.
  • To remedy teeth which are crooked. Removing one tooth can give others more room in the mouth to grow.
  • To give the wisdom teeth more space to grow. 
  • If there are extra teeth or they are growing out of place.  

Some of these issues can be ignored, but doing so can often lead to constant toothaches and pains. Removal of an infected tooth is essential to ensure you avoid an infection that spreads to other parts of the mouth.  

Removal of a tooth can help you avoid symptoms, which range from headaches and toothaches to sore gums, unpleasant breath and even fever.  

What is the Procedure Like? 

This procedure should not take up much more of your time than half an hour, unless it is done under general anaesthetic, which puts you to sleep entirely. This may take up a few hours and once you decide a tooth extraction is needed the problem should be forgotten about in a day or two. The alternative to general anaesthetic is local, meaning that just the mouth will be numbed.  

It is also worth knowing that waiting until later in life to have the surgery done means that roots in the mouth take on a stronger hold. The process of extraction will be more difficult. Healing can also be a longer process at an older age too. There will be an increased chance of abscesses and cysts. 

What Happens After the Surgery?  

After this surgery, we advise you to take things easy for the rest of the day. While there should not be much pain, we can prescribe painkillers to help.  

Besides this, there are a few things you should look out for to avoid unnecessary discomfort: 

  •  Look for soft foods and avoid spicy foods and hot drinks, as these may cause pain.
  •  The day after surgery, rinsing the mouth with warm salt water will keep it clean. 
  • Be sure to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking.
  • If you experience bleeding, hold a piece of gauze or a clean handkerchief against the affected area. 

Of course, if you feel any pain and you wish to discuss it with us, feel free to come in. 

When Should You Schedule a Check Up?  

Some of the first warning signs to look out for are:

  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Pain when biting down
  • Change in appearance of teeth 

At any of these signs, feel free to schedule a checkup to come in and see us.  

Visit Valley Ridge Dental Centre to Treat Your Tooth Extraction Today 

If you think you are in need of an extraction or have any questions about these procedures, give us a call! Our dental team at Valley Ridge Dental Centre will be happy to help.

We will always aim to restore and preserve existing teeth, because extraction is not our first course of action. However, if it is called for, we are ready and experienced to keep you comfortable during the procedure. We know that teeth extractions seem frightening, and will always treat you with the high level of care. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

Contact Us

Valley Ridge Dental Centre
11245 Valley Ridge Dr Suite 204
Calgary, AB T3B 5V4


Hours of Operation:
Mon: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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11245 Valley Ridge Dr Suite 204 NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5V4, Canada

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Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Your Dental Team