Extraction of your natural teeth may not sound like the best thing to do, but sometimes it is the only option to save your dental health. In order to provide comfortable and stress-free procedures, we offer local anesthesia and laughing gas for our patients.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from the mouth. Some of these are:
- Infection - If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp of a tooth, it can cause an infection. If root canal treatment is not administered in time, the infection can become severe and can lead to nerve death and tooth loss.
- Crowding - Sometimes, a person may have more teeth in the mouth than their oral structure can accommodate optimally. In such cases, extraction is performed to prevent bite issues and orthodontic problems.
- Gum disease – If a tooth loosens because the gum and bones supporting it become infected due to gum disease, then the tooth may need to be extracted.
- To make space for a permanent tooth – Sometimes a baby tooth does not fall out in time to allow the permanent one to erupt properly. Such cases call for extraction of the baby tooth.
- Wisdom tooth impaction – Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the mouth. Sometimes, they may not erupt fully, or erupt at an angle, causing problems in the nearby teeth. In such cases, they will need to be extracted to avoid infection in the other teeth and swelling and pain in the jaw.