If your tooth has recently experienced severe trauma, then a tooth extraction may need to be performed. Some examples of this are teeth that have suffered damage beyond repair. Other examples include advanced bone disease, large cavities, infections, and a host of other reasons can be why certain tooth removal is needed. While here at Kids First Dental, we try to look for all other solutions before removing a tooth. Sometimes if a particular tooth has been neglected for too long, then an extraction can be the only solution.
We would also like to put some emphasis on the fact that oral hygiene and preventive care is the greatest way to avoid having to get a tooth extracted. With that in mind let’s take a look at what getting a tooth extracted means here in Columbia.
If your tooth has suffered enough severe damage, then an extraction must be performed in order to keep your entire body safe from infection. There are many different kinds of treatments that can repair a damaged tooth, but there are rare cases in which a tooth is beyond repair. This is when a tooth is pulled, and the need for a restorative dental implant is then needed.
Some of the most common reasons for severe damage that require tooth extraction are larger untreatable cavities, infections, advanced bone disease, or gum disease. Sometimes, even patients that have suffered a traumatic accident or a fall can cause a tooth to become damaged to the point of being unsalvageable. You should always keep in mind that practicing good oral hygiene is the best thing you can do to in order to prevent damage at this caliber.
If you feel as though you are at risk for needing a tooth extraction or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding tooth extractions, please feel free to contact our office in Columbia. The dental professionals here at Kids First Dental will work with you to conjure up any solutions that can keep you from needing a tooth extracted. In any case, feel free to give our office a call in order to set up an initial consultation appointment.