If you have a damaged or infected tooth, it may seem like having it extracted is an easy choice, especially if you’re in pain. However, having a tooth removed may not be the best choice. In fact, many people in the Treasure Valley are unaware of all the benefits of saving your natural teeth. While the choice to extract a tooth or save it is ultimately yours to make, it’s important to make sure you know all the facts before making a decision.
Want to know what the benefits of saving your natural tooth are? The Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group have the answers:
There are a wide variety of reasons to save your natural tooth for as long as you can. How your dentist saves your tooth is usually through a root canal procedure where the inside of your tooth is cleaned to remove its infected pulp. Once this is done, your tooth is filled in for strength and protection before being restored with a crown to make it look and function like normal. Not only does a root canal save your natural tooth, but it also eliminates the pain and recovery time from an extraction.
While it’s always best to save a tooth, there are circumstances when an extraction is necessary. If a tooth is cracked below the gumline or in several places, this is especially true. Take the time to talk with your dentist to see which option is best for you.
Still not sure whether you can save a tooth or need it extracted? Contact the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 314-2275 for an appointment. We will take the time to answer any questions you may have to make the best decision based on your individual needs.