When Are Tooth Extractions Needed?
If a tooth is severally chipped or fractured, it leaves the root exposed. Decay-causing bacteria can cause a significant infection. If the dentist can’t save the tooth with root canal therapy and a dental crown, they’ll have to remove it.
Always wear a mouth guard during contact sports and never use your teeth as a tool. Avoid chewing ice and non-edible objects so breaks won’t occur.
2. Wisdom Teeth
Many people require wisdom tooth extraction. These third molars will fight for space when they erupt—usually in late adolescence—which may push existing teeth out of alignment.
These teeth may also cut into your cheek, or in some cases, become impacted, meaning they won’t erupt. If you feel any discomfort in the area or if your dentist notices any of these issues, they’ll likely recommend extraction.
3. Severe Decay
Severely decayed teeth may become too weak to save with a dental crown. This decay can spread and cause constant pain, so your dentist will likely recommend extraction. You can avoid these issues by brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting the dentist twice a year for deep cleaning and examination.
If you have concerns about these oral health issues, contact the experts at Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for help. This Keller, TX, practice offers a wide scope of restorative services. Drs. Parmer and Macholl offer dental implants, bone grafting, jaw surgery, and other dental procedures to ensure you achieve your ideal smile. Call (817) 741-2200 to schedule a consultation and visit their website to learn more about the practice.