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Reasons To Consider Tooth Extraction

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Reasons To Consider Tooth ExtractionTooth extraction is a dental procedure where a dentist removes a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. The dentist may choose other options to ensure you don't lose your tooth, but extraction is sometimes necessary. Below are the reasons to consider tooth extraction:

Overcrowded Teeth

When there isn't enough room in the mouth for every tooth to properly align, the teeth become overcrowded. This can lead to misalignment, overlapping, and crooked teeth. In such cases, extracting one or more teeth may be necessary to create enough space for the remaining teeth to align correctly. Tooth extraction is often a part of orthodontic treatment plans, such as braces, to achieve a balanced and harmonious smile.

Irreparable Tooth Damage

Severe tooth damage or trauma may make restoring the tooth through conventional dental treatments, like fillings, impossible. Here the dentist will choose extraction. Removing the damaged tooth can prevent further complications, such as infection. It will also pave the way for appropriate restorative options like dental implants or bridges to replace missing teeth.

Gum Disease

The gums, ligaments, and jawbone can all suffer severe harm from gum disease in its advanced stages, which can also affect the teeth. In extreme cases, tooth extraction may be necessary if the tooth becomes loose and threatens the stability of neighboring teeth. Tooth extraction can help stop the progression of gum disease, prevent further damage, and allow for effective treatment and maintenance of oral health.

Tooth Decay

When tooth decay reaches an advanced stage, it can severely compromise the tooth structure. If the decay has affected a large portion of the tooth and the damage is beyond repair, you should opt for tooth extraction.

Extraction can prevent the spread of decay to surrounding teeth and protect overall oral health. After tooth extraction, you should consider restorative options such as dental implants or bridges to fill the gap left by the extracted tooth. Call our dentist to know the reasons your tooth needs extraction.


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