Extracting a permanent tooth is only done in certain situations. It’s never undertaken lightly, as permanent teeth don’t grow back. Your dentist in Beaver Dam, KY always wants to do everything possible to save teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is the only safe option. Here are the most common reasons why a tooth needs to be extracted.
If a tooth has decayed to the point where it cannot be saved with drilling and filling a cavity, then it will need to be extracted. Tooth decay can spread to abutting teeth. By extracting one tooth, it’s often possible to save others.
Injuries to the mouth occur on a daily basis around the world. They result from vehicular accidents, sporting accidents and just weird freak accidents. If a tooth has become nearly dislodged or seriously damaged due to trauma, it may have to be extracted.
Upcoming Orthodontic Treatment
If you are getting orthodontic treatment for any reason, you may have to get one or more wisdom teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth are not considered necessary. If it’s determined that one or more wisdom teeth may undo the orthodontic treatment, or prevent it from being successful in the first place, you may have to get them removed.
Except for when wisdom teeth are extracted, and depending upon the reason for the tooth extraction, your dentist will be able to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant, a bridge or something else. Don’t worry; you won’t be left with an unsightly gap in your teeth!
Tooth extractions in Beaver Dam, KY are done with as little discomfort as possible, though the use of numbing agents and/or sedation dentistry. Contact our office to book your appointment so that your oral health can be as good as possible.