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When to Get a Tooth Extraction
A tooth extraction used to be known as a painful procedure; however, over the years, technology has improved greatly, thus reducing discomfort and healing time. With that being said, it is important to know that tooth extractions are usually used as a last resort. However, there are still a few scenarios in which it is advised and required. The following information may be helpful to individuals who are not sure whether or not they need a tooth extraction.
Reasons to get a tooth extracted
Outlined below are a few scenarios in which a tooth extraction is needed. Keep reading to find out more!
If a tooth is severely decayed as a result of infection, then an extraction may be required. While salvaging the tooth is any dentist's first goal, there is the possibility that extraction is the only option. A severely decayed tooth will likely have to be pulled then replaced using a dental implant and crown.
Another scenario in which tooth extraction is necessary is when impaction occurs. An impacted tooth can happen for a number of reasons. Adult teeth that are delayed growing in may become impacted, which can lead to serious oral cavity problems. If a tooth is impacted, the other teeth around the area, as well as the gums can suffer. The solution is oftentimes a tooth extraction, which will remove the impacted tooth. In some scenarios, a replacement may be required.
Some people just do not have enough space in their oral cavity. When this is the case, there may not physically be enough room for all of the teeth to grow in and function normally. In this case, the dentist may recommend tooth extraction or multiple. While this may seem unnecessary, it will actually benefit one's function and appearance in the long run. Having too many teeth in the oral cavity can lead to crowding, pain, and bite issues.
Angle or shape issues
Just like with space, some individual's teeth are not angled properly or are misshapen, which can lead to problems. Misshapen teeth can cause bite and appearance issues, both of which are important for form and function. A tooth that is so severely misshapen may have to be extracted and replaced. As far as teeth that grow in at an awkward or uneven angle, the dentist may also advise extraction. Misangled teeth can also cause problems with the bite, which can lead to problems with eating, speaking, and smiling.
Find out more from a dentist
When thinking a tooth extraction is necessary, it is best to consult with a general dentist. The dentist can evaluate the problem at hand and determine what the best course of action is. Additionally, questions and concerns can be addressed, which can be helpful for an individual who may feel uncertain. Reach out today to learn more about tooth extraction or to get scheduled for an appointment today!
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