Modern dentistry offers several ways to repair and save teeth that are diseased or damaged. However, not all teeth can be saved. There are situations that make tooth removal a necessary procedure. If your dentist has recommended an extraction, you can trust that it is for the greater good of your overall oral health.
When it comes to tooth extraction, there are two basic types: simple extractions and surgical extractions. In general, a permanent tooth needs to be removed when it no longer serves a functional place in your mouth or is damaged beyond repair. Regardless of the reason for your tooth removal, you can trust The Smile Lounge to carry out your procedure in the most comfortable and seamless manner possible.
What are the Indications for Tooth Removal?
Here are some of the most common reasons why a tooth needs to be professionally removed by your dentist:
One of the most common reasons for surgical extraction is for wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars in the mouth, but they often cause more harm than good. Wisdom teeth need to be removed when they are impacted or have the potential to erupt improperly. When these back molars do not have room to emerge, it can lead to cysts, abscesses, decay and other concerns around the impacted teeth. Since they do not serve a true functional role within your mouth, it is typically best to have the wisdom teeth extracted before problems develop.
Accidents happen. If they involve your teeth, the damage may be too extensive to repair with a filling, veneer or crown. In such cases, you may need to extract the damaged tooth and consider an implant.
Decay, Periodontal Disease and Infection
When decay or infection within a tooth goes untreated, it can progress to a severe stage that warrants tooth removal. This is necessary to restore health and comfort to your smile as well as save your adjacent teeth from spreading disease.
It is not uncommon for adolescents to need tooth extraction prior to orthodontic treatment. Extraction due to crowding is sometimes necessary so that orthodontic treatment can be more effective and efficient.
Our Dentists Can Determine What’s Best For You
If you have a tooth that is bothering you, don’t assume you will need it removed. We have a full menu of dental services to repair and restore your teeth. However, if you do need a dental extraction, you can trust our team to provide superior, patient-centered care. We also offer the tooth replacement solutions you may need after the tooth is removed. Call The Smile Lounge today to learn more.