When you need dental treatments, the goal is usually to preserve the natural structure of your teeth as much as possible. But, there are times when it might be necessary to remove a tooth because of damage, infection, or orthodontics. If you have been told that a tooth needs to be pulled, then it is essential that you follow the instructions from your dentist.
Here at Clock Tower Dentistry, we provide a comfortable, safe environment for your dental treatments. If you are coming in for tooth extraction, then we will provide the best services so that you are relaxed during the treatment.
Why is it necessary to have your tooth extracted? There are a variety of reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed. The most common reason is that the tooth has been damaged beyond repair. This damage could be caused by trauma, such as an accident that broke a large portion of the tooth. Another reason that severe damage could occur is that of untreated dental decay that caused an infection to spread to other areas of the mouth.
There are times when tooth extraction might be recommended for orthodontics or other dental treatments. For example, if your mouth is overcrowded, then it might be recommended that you have one or more teeth removed to make room for other teeth. Also, it is common for people to have their wisdom teeth removed because there isn’t enough space for the extra molars.
Other dental treatments could require the removal of a few teeth. For example, if there are only a few healthy teeth on the jaw, the remaining teeth might be extracted if dentures or dental implants are going to be used.
What can you expect if you need to visit the dentist for a tooth extraction? There is nothing to worry about because modern medical treatments have made it possible for you to be comfortable and relaxed during the treatment. We will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, then the tooth will be removed, and you can go home. It is important that you follow gum care and daily treatment suggestions after the appointment to speed up healing and prevent complications from the treatment.
Whether you need to have a tooth extracted or it is time for a routine dental check-up, we are here to help! Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment.