Sometimes, despite other methods, it can be necessary to remove a tooth. While it is classified as oral/dental surgery, making it sound very serious, most tooth extractions are routine procedures.
Some reasons for extractions include:
Trauma – Some teeth can survive the trauma of getting knocked out, but sometimes the tooth cannot
Crowding – In certain situations, a tooth may need to be pulled to make room for other teeth or to make room to align the teeth. Also, if a tooth can’t break the surface of the gum, the dentist may recommend an extraction.
Infection – If the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected, and root canal therapy has failed due to the severity of the infection, an extraction may be the only option to prevent spreading.
Gum Disease – This can lead to the teeth loosening, which may result in the tooth being pulled.
After your dentist has determined that a tooth needs to be extracted, they will go over the options and costs associated. They will also share vital aftercare information that must be strictly followed to prevent further issues. The recovery time should only take a few days as long as these aftercare instructions are followed.
Dentistry is a proven way to help enhance people’s lives, and it’s a privilege for me to positively affect the health of so many families in my community. Modern dental care provides a wealth of benefits, and it is my goal to give my patients the oral health & beautiful smiles they deserve.