Having a damaged or painful tooth is one of the most uncomfortable experiences and needs urgent fixing. Dentists will do everything possible to treat and save your damaged tooth but may sometimes recommend that you extract it. Below are some instances when the dentist might consider tooth extraction.
1. When You Have an Under-Gum Fracture
When chewing food, your teeth absorb a lot of chewing impact that may cause minor cracks under your gum. Also, your teeth may develop cracks if you have had a root canal with a large filling or your teeth do not fit well. Although saving natural teeth is a great idea, treating cracks under the gum is not easy. So, the specialist may recommend a tooth extraction when you have these cracks.
2. When You Have a Severe Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a treatable problem, and dentists can save your tooth whenever possible. For example, if you visit a dentist when the tooth has a more healthy structure than the decayed part, they will save your tooth. But if the cavity is too large to repair using a crown, filling, or a root canal, it will be hard to keep it. In cases like these, your dentist will recommend an emergency tooth extraction to save you from the pain.
3. When You Have a Severe Tooth Infection
Some diseases like gingivitis or gum inflammation are treatable. You can reverse them through routine teeth cleaning and oral hygiene. But when the issue is not treated in good time, it might advance to periodontal disease. Sadly, periodontal disease can be treated but has no cure, and it affects the gum and weakens the tooth support. So, if you develop this disease, the only option will be to remove the tooth to prevent it from spreading to the other teeth.
4. When You Have Abnormal Teeth Development
Some people do not have enough room for their teeth to erupt in the gum. Unfortunately, if your wisdom teeth have no space to erupt, they may have to push other teeth to get space to grow. That displaces the teeth from their position and makes them lean forward. With your teeth leaning forward, your dental appearance will be affected and may cause you to be uncomfortable, especially when speaking or smiling in public. When your teeth do not fit well in your jaw, your dentist may advise you to extract some, only leaving the number that fits well to improve your appearance and chewing ability.
These are some instances when you might need a tooth extraction. So, if you experience any of these issues, schedule an appointment with a reliable dentist. The dentists will diagnose the problem and offer the best solution for you.Share
18 February 2022
Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.