At Senestraro Family Orthodontics we are committed to saving your teeth using a wide range of dental solutions. However, in some cases, your teeth may be badly damaged beyond saving. In other situations, allowing the affected tooth to remain in your mouth can lead to additional dental problems. In any of these scenarios, tooth extraction can offer a great solution by removing the problematic tooth/teeth.
When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
A tooth extraction procedure is performed when other dental solutions are ineffective. Below is a look at some of the situations when extraction is necessary:
A badly decayed tooth. Ideally, tooth decay should be treated using restorative procedures such as dental fillings, dental bonding, and root canal treatment. However, when the damage caused by decay is extensive such that the tooth cannot be saved, extraction is a better option. Tooth extraction is also ideal in treating dental decay in baby teeth, as opposed to using restorative solutions.
Severely damaged teeth following dental trauma. Following a dental trauma, your teeth can be badly damaged such that they are beyond repair. In such a case, extraction is the only viable option.
Impacted teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, and can also cause other dental problems such as overcrowding of the teeth, damage to the adjacent teeth, and jaw pain problems. Extracting the impacted wisdom teeth can prevent these problems. Tooth extraction can also be used when treating impacted canines when other solutions are ineffective.
Overcrowded teeth. Overcrowded teeth can be treated using various orthodontic solutions such as dental braces or aligners. However, before undergoing these treatments, space is required on the jawbone, which can often result in the extraction of one or more teeth.
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At Senestraro Family Orthodontics we can offer you several dental solutions to repair your teeth. However, when this is not possible, we can help to fix the dental problem using tooth extraction, which can be followed by various teeth replacement treatments to restore your smile.