Diamond Dental

Why might I need a tooth extraction?

You can ask almost any dentist and most will agree: Tooth extraction is always a procedure of last resort, done only after all other avenues of saving the tooth have been exhausted. Although it’s always optimal to save a tooth, there are some cases where extraction is necessary. These are the most common reasons:

Because of Trauma or Decay

Sometimes a tooth is so badly damaged by decay or trauma, it cannot be saved with a root canal or other restorative procedure.

Because of Teeth Crowding

In cases where there is simply not enough room in the mouth and often in preparation for orthodontic treatment, sometimes a tooth might be extracted to make room for the other healthy teeth in the mouth.

Because of Infection

If an infection in the tooth root has gotten so bad that not even a root canal will save the tooth, extraction might be necessary to save the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading.

Because of Gum Disease

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. When periodontal disease has gotten bad enough that the gums are pulling away from the teeth and teeth are lose, there is no way to preserve them. Extraction might be necessary.

Avoid extractions by visiting your Del City, OK dentist regularly. Call Diamond Dental today!