If your dentist has told you that tooth extraction is necessary, you might find yourself worrying about the fact that the treatment means you will lose one of your permanent teeth. Despite the loss of a permanent tooth, dental extraction often helps your smile. It is especially helpful when you have a tooth that cannot be saved or one that poses a threat to the rest of your oral health. When an extraction is recommended, your dentist will tell you about the need for tooth extraction, and how it might benefit the long-term health and integrity of your smile.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Extracting impacted or complicated wisdom tooth is one of the most common reasons behind necessary tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth, known as third molars, are often extraneous, which means that your smile does not rely on them to function properly. It could also mean that you may not have enough room on your dental ridges to erupt properly. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause severe discomfort as it pushes against the nearby teeth or infects the gum tissues; extracting it could make room and eliminate the risks of infection.
Severe Damage or Decay
A cracked, fractured, and broken tooth can often be restored with a custom-made, lifelike dental crown. However, in some cases, tooth damage can be so severe that even completely capping the tooth is just not enough to restore it. If decay progresses enough to cause infection and inflammation within the tooth, an extraction may be necessary to stop the infection from spreading throughout your mouth and/or body. At these points, a necessary extraction protects your smile from potential harmful side effects of decay or damage. Once extracted, you and your dentist can discuss the possibilities of replacing the tooth with a dental implant and a prosthetic.
At the point of a necessary extraction, it can help your smile’s health
If your dentist has recommended a dental extraction, it can be an important step to protecting your smile. To schedule a consultation with 7 Day Dental, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.