When Tooth Extraction Improves Your Oral Health
Tooth extraction is rarely recommended, but when it is, it’s because a tooth has become so compromised that restoring it is no longer an option. The good thing about tooth extraction is that your dentist can remove the tooth and the threat it poses to the rest of your oral health. However, depending on the specific tooth and its location, its loss can impact your long-term oral health and bite function. Before recommending tooth extraction, your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to ensure that the tooth can’t be saved, and then consult with you about your options for preserving your smile after the tooth is removed.
What to Consider
Tooth extraction can be necessary for a variety of reasons. For instance, impacted wisdom teeth are removed because they push against your other teeth, damaging them and the surrounding jawbone structure. Severely infected teeth are extracted because they can’t be restored and their infected structure poses a threat to nearby oral tissues. A severely damaged tooth can affect your bite’s balance as well as damage your oral tissues, and removing it can make way for your dentist to restore your smile. With the exception of wisdom teeth, your dentist may discuss your options for replacing your tooth as soon as it’s extracted, such as with a dental implant and lifelike dental crown.
Learn if Tooth Extraction Is Your Best Option
Tooth extraction can make way for your dentist to restore your smile and your bite’s function when a tooth can’t be saved. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at 713-668-9119. We proudly welcome patients who live in Bellaire, Houston, West University/Southside Place, Southwest Houston, the Galleria area, and all surrounding communities.