Extractions Can Improve Your Oral Health
It is our number one goal to try and save a tooth from extraction in order to preserve the health and beauty of your smile. However, extraction can be the best option when others have proven unsuccessful. Extraction can help eliminate infection and alleviate pain or discomfort, improving your overall health. The following are common circumstances when a tooth extraction may be necessary to offer relief:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Severe or advanced gum disease
- Dental trauma
- Retained baby teeth
- Impacted or crooked wisdom teeth
- Teeth impaired by gum disease
Save Your Smile from a More Serious Condition
Contrary to more popular belief, tooth extractions performed with modern dental technology in the capable hands of a dentist like Dr. Jeremy Wehrman are relatively pain-free, especially when compared to the pain you experience from the tooth on a daily basis before receiving treatment. Removing a tooth is typically recommended as a last resort option, however, to prevent more serious conditions from developing that could damage the smile and require complex, costly treatment plans. If there is a chance for the tooth to be saved, Dr. Wehrman will always consider other options before extraction.
A Future of Healthy Smiles Starts with a Solid Foundation
In the event of an extraction, we will want to discuss your tooth replacement options to begin preparing for smile restoration. Replacing an extracted tooth as quickly as possible keeps surrounding teeth from becoming loose, shifting or falling out from bone degradation that occurs rapidly following tooth loss. At Smile Solutions, Dr. Wehrman often recommends dental implants, a permanent tooth replacement solution, since they act just as your natural teeth do. He can also perform a socket preservation to help maintain healthy bone levels following an extraction.