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Reasons For Getting Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary when a tooth becomes too damaged or decayed for a filling or crown to repair. The tooth may also need to be pulled if it can’t be saved with a root canal. When a tooth is pulled, it’s typically replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge.

Tooth Infection

If you have an abscessed tooth, your dentist may recommend that you get an extraction in order to prevent the infection from spreading. An infection can also spread into the gums and jawbone. Once the infection spreads, it can even affect the rest of your body. Infections caused by abscesses can lead to heart disease, pneumonia, and other serious complications. If left untreated, the symptoms can get worse.

If your infected tooth is causing you severe pain or you have a fever, contact your dentist as soon as possible. They can numb the area and relieve your pain before the infection worsens.

Gum Disease

Loose teeth can be a sign that you have advanced gum disease. When your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, it can cause extreme sensitivity and even pain. Teeth may need to be extracted to prevent future damage to your oral health.

If left untreated, loose teeth can lead to implant failure and a variety of other serious dental health concerns. If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, visit your dentist right away for an evaluation.

Dental Trauma

If the tooth is significantly damaged, it may be best for the tooth to be extracted. If a tooth is broken and jagged, the broken piece can be sharp and painful for the patient. The exposed nerves below the gum line can also cause significant pain, which can only be solved by removing the tooth completely.

Crowded Mouth

If your teeth are crowded, then you probably feel that you have gaps in your smile where teeth are missing. A tooth extraction could open up those spaces and give you a smile that is more aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Your wisdom teeth are also often removed if they do not fit in your mouth. Because these teeth typically come in between ages 17 and 25, your jaw may not be fully developed yet. This can cause painful complications with your teeth.

Even though extraction is not ideal, it could benefit your overall dental health in the long run.

At Coeur D’Alene Family Dentistry, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you’re ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 2201 N Government Way G, Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814. For an appointment, call (208) 664 – 9129 or email us at [email protected]