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More About Tooth Extractions
When a tooth is beyond natural repair because of decay, trauma or tooth crowding, an extraction may be the necessary next step to take. Oftentimes, extractions are a routine part of taking care of your dental health. Before an extraction, the following restorative options should be considered:
Root Canal Therapy
Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, the tooth extraction process is considerably less invasive and painful than in the past. It is normal to feel anxious when going into an extraction procedure! Always remember that our team of skilled professionals are here to help ease stress and provide comfort.
Tips for before your procedure:
- Ask questions – being “in the know” helps patients feel more in control.
- Seek insight from your healthcare professional.
- Be aware of the recommendations for aftercare.
Tips for a smooth extraction recovery:
- Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
- Avoid smoking for the recommended amount of time following your extraction.
- Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.
The most common reasons for tooth extractions are overcrowding (often with wisdom teeth), trauma, and disease.
At a minimum, all patients will have numbing agents administered before a tooth extraction. General anesthesia is used in some cases at the discretion of the dentist and the patient.
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Insurance & Billing
For your convenience, we accept most dental insurance plans. Our dental fees are based on the current fee guide of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
Why Choose Our Practice
Kind & Hospitable
Terra Nova Dental Centre is a full service dental office where the focus is on high quality, family dentistry, offered in a safe, warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike. Our clean, modern office allows our experienced, highly-trained staff to provide our patients with the optimum in dental health.
We Accept Insurance
For your convenience, we accept most dental insurance plans. Our qualified financial team will do all it can to make sure that expense does not prevent you from receiving the quality care you need and desire.
Originally located in the Seafair Shopping Centre since 1983, the office was relocated to the Terra Nova Village Shopping Centre at the time of its inception in 1999. No matter the office location, we have been proudly providing quality dental care to patients in the West Richmond area for the last twenty-nine years.
500+ Satisfied Patients
We are so thankful to have such amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.
I have worked with Dr. Yu, his team, and his patients over the years; he is a stellar dentist and you will not be disappointed if you see him!
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Dr. Andrew Yang and his entire team are extremely professional, friendly, and caring. They take great care of my entire family. My kids even look forward to going to see the dentist!!
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