Extractions by Nanaimo, Vancouver Island dental team


The goal of modern dentistry is to preserve the natural teeth for a lifetime. It is a well-known fact that the loss of a single tooth can have an impact not only on your dental health but also on your appearance.

Tooth Extractions

Most tooth extractions can be prevented; however there are certain conditions under which tooth removal is necessary for the proper health and function of the oral cavity. Here are a few reasons why teeth may have to be removed:

  • Decay
  • Gum disease
  • Relieve crowding prior to braces
  • Teeth fractured in sports or other accidents
  • Impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth

Generally most tooth extractions are simple. The offending tooth is loosened and removed from the mouth. In the case of broken or multi-rooted teeth, a surgical approach is taken where the gum is released and the tooth sectioned to facilitate removal.