Having a tooth removed is never a pleasant thought. However, an extraction may be a necessary procedure depending on your situation. Some people will put off seeing their Boise dentist when they have a toothache or feel they might have to have a tooth removed. At Summit Dental, we want you to know that the procedure isn’t as frightening as many believe and sometimes it can be the best solution to a problem.
If you think you may need to have a tooth removed, it’s important to visit your Boise dentist. Only a dentist can tell you if it’s necessary or if there are other treatments that would work better.
A tooth extraction may be needed if your tooth is severely damaged. You might have broken it by biting down on something or perhaps damaged it during an accident. It could also be the result of infection or decay. In some cases, the tooth can be repaired using one of several methods. For example, a filling might be able to fix the damage, or a crown might be appropriate. However, sometimes the tooth is too damaged to restore or preserve it, and it needs to be extracted.
Another reason a tooth extraction may be necessary is that your mouth is crowded. An extraction is a common practice among teengagers and adults who are getting braces. An overcrowded mouth can make it more likely for teeth to be misaligned. Having a tooth removed can provide other teeth with the room they need to spread out and straighten. A tooth extraction may also be a good idea if a new tooth isn’t able to break through the gums. A crowded mouth can prevent this from happening so an extraction may be the best option.
An infection or the risk of infection can be a deciding factor on whether or not to remove a tooth. An infection can occur if the pulp of a tooth is damaged by tooth decay. When this happens, a root canal is usually performed to correct the problem. Antibiotics on the other can can also be given to treat an infection. However, sometimes these treatments don’t work. When that happens, a tooth extraction is often the solution that will take care of the problem. However, an extraction is usually the last resort performed by your Boise dentist after other treatments have failed.
Visit Summit Dental if you suspect you may need a tooth extraction. Our Boise dentists are skilled and experienced to help you find the treatment option that’s right for you.Our comfortable office and caring staff will help you feel calm as soon as you walk through the door. We promise to do our best to ensure your tooth extraction will be as comfortable as possible.
If you need to see your dentist, don’t put it off. Performing a tooth extraction sooner rather than later will prevent further problems. Call us at (208) 314-2275 to schedule an appointment.