A painful tooth can be more than just uncomfortable. It could also be harmful to the rest of your teeth. When a tooth cannot be saved, dental extractions can relieve your pain, as well as improve your overall health.
Dental extractions can be accomplished in one of two ways, in a simple or surgical extraction. The dentist can do a simple extraction by applying anesthetic to the area where the tooth will be extracted, and then the tooth can be removed.
A surgical extraction becomes necessary when a tooth is severely broken down to the root, if the tooth is impacted (such as a wisdom tooth), or if a tooth has yet to erupt but is causing crowding issues.
A tooth can become painful if it is infected with decay. If root canal treatment can’t save the tooth, then it’s better to extract it before the decay can spread to your gums, or to other teeth.
Another reason you may need extraction is in the case of impacted wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they have grown in at an angle instead of straight upwards. Wisdom teeth can also become painful if they grow trapped in the gums, or in your jawbone.
If you have any questions about dental extractions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our team is ready to help you.
We want to help you achieve your smile goals. This includes restoring your smile with dental extractions. If you have any questions about our services in quality dental care, contact us today at our office in American Canyon, CA.