When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, tooth extraction can be a reality that many people will need to undergo in order to keep their smile healthy. If your dentist recommends a tooth extraction chances are you are concerned about the treatment process and procedure. Fortunately, technology has provided dentists the ability to help make even more invasive oral surgeries comfortable and nearly pain free.

Why Can’t Your Dentist Save Your Tooth?

Patients who require a tooth extraction often have dental issues that stem from decay, trauma, and crowding. In some cases, when decay or disease is prevalent the best option is to undergo a tooth extraction to ensure your smile stays healthy. Another dental procedure that requires a tooth extraction is when patients need to remove wisdom teeth. Your dentist strives to keep your teeth healthy however, in some cases your tooth cannot be saved.

Simple vs. Non-Simple Tooth Extractions

Surgical tooth extraction is a common surgery utilized on patients who experience decay, trauma or disease in the teeth or gums. When a tooth is visible a simple extraction can take place. Depending on your specific needs, your dentist may have to use a dental procedure that requires a more serious tooth extraction. This type of tooth extraction is done under careful sedation, allowing for patients to undergo dental treatment needs with little pain.

Why Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Your dentist will work closely with you to determine whether you require a simple or non-simple tooth extraction. X-rays are taken to help your dentist with the procedure. In some cases, a simple tooth extraction can also require surgical assistance. For teens and young adults who have impacted wisdom teeth the need for a surgical tooth extraction is necessary.

At Brenham Dental, we know that tooth extraction can be stressful and often scary. We work closely with all our patients to help alleviate fears and anxiety that often coincides with more invasive dental treatments. Don’t put your smile at risk. Call us today to learn how we can help you achieve a healthier smile.

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