When Your Dentist Recommends Tooth Extraction

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The suggestion to remove one of your natural teeth is sometimes met with hesitancy. After all, the goal of other oral health procedures is to preserve as much healthy part of your tooth as possible. Treatments such as dental crowns and fillings support your structure after physical trauma or decay, but sometimes an injury is beyond the reparative ability of these restorations. Therefore, when your dentist identifies the need for an extraction, more conservative options have been exhausted. It can provide comfort to know that this is often the first step in placing a prosthetic to replace your injured tooth.

At your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office, we prioritize providing a comfortable environment when removing your tooth or performing any other oral surgery. This service allows you to return the appearance and function of a full set of healthy teeth after placing a prosthetic restoration. Modern prosthodontic solutions mean you do not have to worry about permanently living with a gap in your smile!

Why We Perform Tooth Removals

When we suggest removing one of your teeth, more conservative procedures such as placing a dental crown are not sufficient to support your tooth long-term. This may be due to a lack of enough healthy material to support a restoration after tooth decay. Other patients have tooth infections that do not respond to root canal treatment. To prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the patient’s body, we will remove the tooth to remove the entire infected material.

The most common reason for tooth loss in adults is the advancement of periodontal disease. As the infection of the gums destroys the connective tissues that secure teeth in the jaw, they become unstable. Removing a tooth is generally the final option in addressing disease and eliminates the structure to which infection-causing bacteria attach.

Planning A Restoration

We will work with you to select a replacement tooth after performing your extraction. The placement of a prosthetic allows you to return your bite’s function after tooth loss and maintain the shape and appearance of a full smile. Left untreated, a gap in your smile can cause your face to sag or sink in, so restoration helps prevents a prematurely aged look. We offer both dental implants and dental bridges depending upon the suitability of their treatment for your condition.

Talk To Your Cerritos, CA Dentist About Removing Your Injured Tooth

When your dentist recommends removing a tooth, think of it as the first step in restoring your full smile! This treatment can remove the source of your pain and can prevent the spread of any underlying infection. If you would like to find out more, please call your Cerritos, CA dentist at (562) 584-4082!