We always aim to preserve your natural teeth. To keep them healthy and beautiful, your Today's Dentistry dentist recommends regular checkups. There are cases, however, when teeth need to be extracted to bring back function or improve appearance.

When an extraction may be needed:

  • If extensive decay is present
  • Tooth cannot be saved by endodontic therapy or root canal
  • The tooth is too weak to support a crown or other restorations

First, the dentists will check to see if a root canal can still save your tooth. During a root canal, your dentist removes decay and bacteria. The tooth is then sanitized and root canal filling is placed. A temporary crown may be fitted until the permanent crown is ready to be bonded to the remaining structure.

Other cases when tooth extraction may be necessary

Some restorative and cosmetic dental procedures may require extraction. Your dentist may need to remove a tooth to prepare for dentures or dental implant placement. When getting braces or any other kind of orthodontic treatment, teeth may need to be extracted to eliminate overcrowding and improve the alignment of your teeth.

Your dentist may also recommend extraction if there’s advanced gum disease that can destroy tissues and bone and if a tooth is not fully coming out because it’s being blocked by another tooth.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth, the third molars that erupt in our late teens or early twenties, are harmless if they erupt normally. But when they become impacted or trapped in the soft tissue, they can cause infection, swelling, and even the formation of tumors and cysts. This happens when the teeth are crowded or the jaw is too small. Your dentist may need to extract the wisdom tooth to prevent serious oral problems.

Visit dentists today! Your Today's Dentistry dentist is the best person to determine if a tooth extraction is your best option for damaged teeth and wisdom tooth that has not yet fully erupted. Set an appointment by using the online form or by phone: 

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