A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.
We are an accredited non-hospital surgical facility committed to providing you with the utmost care.
OMFS requires many additional years of hospital based residency in both surgical and anesthesia training after graduating from dental school.
From CBCT imaging and multiple extrations to dental implants and bone grafting, our full-scope oral surgery procedures have you covered.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgery facility uses state-of-the-art technology, including a CBCT 3D x-ray machine, operated by experienced oral surgeons and technicians.
We are an accredited non-hospital surgical facility and perform most surgical procedures at our facility, or within the Red Deer Regional Hospital where required.