Everyone wants to keep their natural smiles for the rest of their life, however, situations often arise that can compromise their Boise dental health. While your Boise dentist at Summit Dental Group can easily address many issues, there are sometimes a few dental problems that are so serious that they can only be fixed with a tooth extraction. Below are some reasons why a permanent tooth may need to be removed:
Many times a tooth needs to be removed due to trauma or severe decay, but there are also instances in which removing a tooth will help with overcrowding. If decay or an infection has damaged a tooth to the point that a filling or a Boise dental crown won’t be effective, then your Boise dentist may recommend a tooth extraction.
Another reason you may need a tooth extraction could be due to gum disease that has caused bone loss. Here you may find that some teeth are loose and no longer supported by bone. In this case you may be a good candidate for an extraction. This is one of the reasons it’s so important to keep up with your six-month Boise dental checkups. The sooner we can detect and treat gum disease the less long-term and irreversible issues you’ll deal with later.
In addition, infected teeth that cannot be treated or won’t respond to a root canal therapy treatment, may also need to be removed and replaced. In the case of overcrowding, your Boise dentist may recommend removing certain teeth before having braces applied. Many patients whose wisdom teeth have come in, may also need to have them removed to decrease your chances of developing an oral infection.
If you are dealing with a severely decaying or infected tooth you may experience these issues:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then it’s probably time you make an appointment to see your Boise dentist. The sooner you seek treatment, the better. Keep in mind that sometimes a patient won’t experience symptoms so it can be challenging to know if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. That’s why it’s important to keep up with those six-month Boise dental cleanings. If it’s time for your next visit, call Summit Dental Group at (208) 314-2275 today.