Preserving Your Oral Health
While it's always preferable to use less invasive treatments in an effort to save a patient's natural tooth, there are some cases where this is simply not possible.
If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, your dentist will work to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
Why do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
An extraction may be recommended due to impaction, tooth decay, periodontal or gum disease, trauma, or overcrowding of teeth. Preventive measures such as general checkups and dental sealants can help patients to prevent many of these diseases, while other conditions are just a matter of chance. Our dentist is here to help treat your dental issues and, by extension, eliminate the associated pain and preserve your oral health.