You may think of tooth removal as proof that your oral health has gone downhill. While that is possible, it’s not the only reason you may want to get a have a tooth extraction.
Today, we are discussing some times when tooth removal is the best option for your oral health. Our team at Sabal Dental in Weber, TX is prepared to make this process as easy as we can for you or someone you love. Between our sedation options and compassionate professionals, you can count on us to do everything that we can to make your treatment as easy and effective as it can be.
Your first step is calling 361-209-8609 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. We can discuss your options, so you can decide if extraction is the right choice for you and your smile.
Your Oral Health Comes First
First and foremost, we want you to keep as many of your teeth as you can. You should not get an extraction unless there is a clear benefit to doing so. For example, you should not remove a tooth when it can be fixed with a dental crown or a root canal procedure.
At the same time, if you have a tooth that is severely infected, decayed, cracked, or broken, you may not be able to repair it. In those instances, you are better offer in the long run by taking out the tooth and then replacing it.
It’s also worth noting that your tooth can be perfectly healthy on its own yet still create problems. One of the most common issues people face is crowding. When that happens, taking out your tooth or teeth can create room for you to have the healthiest smile possible.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Whatever you decide to do, you want to make a decision that is good for your oral health. You may decide that a tooth extraction is not only necessary but advisable for these reasons:
- You are ready for orthodontic care – As we noted above, crowding is a common concern for patients. Depending on how your jaw develops and how your teeth erupt, you may have crowding issues that lead to crooked smiles and problems with your bite. When you take out some teeth, it can make your orthodontic care easier, more effective, and more efficient.
- You have an impacted wisdom tooth – Wisdom teeth, like the appendix, is something that people don’t worry about unless there is a problem. These teeth are your third set of molars, which generally erupt when people are in their late teens or early 20s. Many people don’t have enough room for these teeth. That can put pressure on your existing teeth. This can change the appearance of your smile, increase your risk of cavities, and gum disease, and be painful. Taking out troublesome wisdom teeth can help you avoid those problems.
- You are getting dental implants – If you are getting implants, you likely have already lost some teeth. Even if you have some healthy teeth left, taking out those teeth may make it possible for you to get a better, strong set of replacement teeth.
Gain by Losing
You can boost your oral health by removing problematic teeth. Teeth removals could be just what you need to protect your smile for decades to come.