Extractions & Repairs

Tooth extractions are routine and often necessary procedures to remove damaged or problematic teeth.  UDA makes the process easy and pain-free.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.

If wisdom teeth are causing a problem and are not pulled, they can sometimes become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:

  • Facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Gum swelling

Many people need to have their teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak, or eat.

Tooth Coloured Fillings

There are alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings—materials made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel.

  • Lonomers– made from a combination of various materials, including ground glass and acrylic resins. Lonomers are typically used for fillings near the gum line or tooth root, where biting pressure is not a factor. A small amount of fluoride is released by these compounds in order to facilitate strengthened enamel in the affected area.
  • Composite Fillings– a mixture of resins and fine particles designed to mimic the color of natural teeth as a pleasing aesthetic alternative.
  • Porcelain (ceramic)– combination of porcelain, glass powder and ceramic. Candidates for porcelain fillings are typically crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays.