Why a Tooth Extraction May be Recommended
Damage to the Tooth
Dentists often attempt to repair a tooth that gets cracked or broken, as the goal is to save the natural tooth whenever possible. However, the damage may be too severe to allow repairs in some cases. An emergency dentist may pull the tooth to prevent further trauma.
Some patients develop pain and other issues due to crowding in their jaw. Wisdom teeth often require extraction due to crowding as well as to prevent future damage to the teeth in front of them. Sometimes an orthodontist may suggest an extraction to make room for a better smile. Both of these cases work to reduce future issues.
Infections or Decay
Bacteria in the mouth can lead to tooth decay. Over time, the decay eats away at the enamel of teeth, causing cavities. Untreated cavities lead to further deterioration, including an infection of the pulp of the tooth. Dentists can address these issues by filling cavities or performing root canals in many cases. However, patients who avoid going to the dentist may develop a more severe infection. Eventually, a dental professional may need to extract the tooth.
When to Consider a Tooth Extraction
Patients often require tooth extractions if they break a tooth badly or develop a severe infection. In some cases, dentists perform these extractions during a dental emergency.
However, you can also schedule a tooth extraction in a non-emergency situation. Speak with our dental team about your health concerns and the best ways to address your needs.
Oral Surgery Options for Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are a type of oral surgery. Other types of oral surgery include dental implants, incision and drainage, tori removal, and more. In many cases, our team has the training and equipment to take care of tooth removal.
Schedule a Tooth Extraction with Our Team
The professionals at Parkway Family Dental Care put you first when you contact us about tooth removal options. Patients in Wentzville, MO, can reach out to us easily at 636-327-6880.