Sometimes in spite of all efforts to save a tooth, it might have to be extracted. Tooth decay is not the only reason for tooth extractions. For example, wisdom teeth that are impacted or causing the other teeth to become crowded likely need to come out. We provide referrals for any extractions requiring a specialist or for full sedation.
Why You Might Need a Dental Extraction
Our primary goal is to save your teeth and keep your gums healthy, but sometimes a tooth extraction is the best solution. In fact, there are several reasons why a dental extraction might be necessary. Here are just a few:
- Impacted Teeth – teeth that are stuck beneath the gums and cannot grow out.
- Teeth Crowding – teeth bunch together since there’s not enough room in the mouth.
- Tooth Decay – when a tooth is decayed and unable to be repaired.
We will be sure to explore all options before we extract a tooth, but we will always do what is best for your overall dental health.
Benefits of Dental Extractions
A couple of the most obvious benefits of dental extractions are the prevention of advanced tooth decay and the relief of some types of jaw pain. Tooth extraction can also relieve certain kinds of headache pain. If the extracted tooth is infected, then the extraction could help prevent gum disease.
If you think you might need a tooth extraction, please do not hesitate to call us or schedule an online appointment, and let us give you our professional counsel. We want you to be pain-free and healthy!