We will usually prefer to save your tooth through a restoration or with a root canal procedure rather than to pull it out, but there are circumstances when it’s better to have a tooth extracted in order to maintain your oral health. You don’t have to worry about having a tooth pulled out as modern extractions are performed in a quick manner with minimal discomfort thanks to anesthesia and sedation dentistry.
Wisdom teeth are some of the most commonly removed teeth. These are the third or last molars in your mouth that often appear during your late teens. Most of these need to be removed, especially when they are impacted or have only partially erupted through the gum line. When left untouched, they could irritate your gums, cause swelling, develop an infection or push on the other teeth and crowd them making them crooked.
The same applies for teeth that are so badly decayed that a root canal procedure won’t be able to save them. This is often the case for teeth whose structural integrity has already been compromised and no amount of fillings or restorations would be able to save them. Some people have extra teeth in their mouths that could block other teeth or cause overcrowding that could affect proper bite and alignment. Although it is a rare condition, extra teeth should be removed as it could cause discomfort, affect a person’s smile, and lead to jaw and bite problems later on.
Tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure that can be finished in just one visit. With the assistance of local anesthesia and sedation, you don’t need to worry that you’ll feel anything! The process is quick and simple, and you’ll have a healthier smile because of it! Contact us today to set up an appointment for an exam. We’ll let you know what we see and what we can do to improve your smile!