Getting a tooth extracted isn’t much fun. Yet, sometimes it is far better than the alternative. Sometimes an extraction is simply necessary. Here are some of the common reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted.
If your tooth has been damaged—whether due to trauma or decay—we will do our best to save it and repair the damage. However, sometimes the tooth is just too far gone. Rather than leave the remains in your mouth to cause other problems, we will extract it and begin to explore replacement options.
Here is yet one more reason to floss your teeth regularly: if you develop gum disease, and if it gets bad enough, you will eventually come to the point that there is not enough gum tissue to adequately support the tooth. We will have to extract it and look at ways, such as a dental implant, to fill in the hole.
An impacted tooth is one that has not fully erupted from the gum. This is most commonly seen in wisdom teeth. If a wisdom tooth is impacted, it will be necessary to extract it. Otherwise, you will have a host of other problems, including severe headaches, damage to other teeth, and misaligned teeth.
If you have developed one or more of the above problems, you may have to have a tooth extracted. However, before you go down that road, be sure that you come see us at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We will be happy to take a look and explore other options besides extraction.
If it does come to extraction, you can be sure that we will do it in such a manner so as to minimize the discomfort and trauma you experience. At Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we care about you, so come see us today.