Even with the best effort, sometimes teeth have to be removed.
There are a number of reasons why your teeth may need to be extracted. Some of the most common reasons for dental extractions include:
- Severe gum disease (periodontal disease) – This is caused by bacteria building up on your teeth and damaging the bone that holds them in place. The teeth become loose and will need to be removed professionally.
- Tooth decay – If a tooth is very decayed, its nerves and blood vessels can die, leading to a painful abscess.
- Abscess tooth – If a tooth is infected and prognosis of tooth is poor it may need removal.
- A broken tooth – If the tooth can’t be repaired, it may need to be removed.
- Crowded teeth – If you have a small jaw or lost your milk (baby) teeth early, your teeth may be crooked and you may need to have one or more tooth removed so the rest can be straightened
- Wisdom teeth problems – If there isn’t enough space in your mouth for your wisdom teeth they may become impacted and need to be removed.
Dentistry has come a long way! At Faith Dental, it is our philosophy to save what we can and avoid extractions at all cost. However, if extraction is the only option, we can offer other dental procedures to replace the missing tooth.