Sometimes Extractions Make Sense
- Posted on: Aug 13 2016
Welcome to another August edition of the Clear Lake Dental Care blog!
Where has the summer gone? Hopefully, you have had your fill of seasonal fun and had plenty of reasons to smile big!
Thanks for stopping by our online home. As you know, we are here to help you keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through the year and, really, all through your life. Our team will also be here with solutions should you ever find yourself in a difficult oral health situation.
You see, there are certain scenarios in which your continued well-being could be at risk if you don’t extract the teeth that are creating problems for you.
On the surface, pulling teeth seems to go against our mission to save your smile, but that is simply not the case, and that’s why, in today’s post, we wanted to talk a little more about the times when tooth removal makes sense and the procedure itself.
Keep reading, and then be sure to get in-touch with our Webster, Texas team if you have any questions and/or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Das.
This is the most common situation that sometimes necessitates an extraction. When wisdom teeth look like they are going to do more harm than good, we’ll go in and get them out. No one is ever too upset about letting these now obsolete items go. And it is an easy surgery.
When there is severe damage or decay present in a tooth, your treatment options lessen. If the tooth in question is too damaged to be saved by a dental filling, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, we may well recommend extraction. Your health is too important to just do nothing!
If advanced gum disease has ravaged your gums and underlying bone, the tooth in question may be too loose to be saved by conventional gum disease treatment. When this happens, the tooth must be removed and replaced with a dental implant.
Gum disease can also lead to other major health concerns if the bacteria that causes it gets loose in your blood stream. So, don’t ignore it!
Complete dentures or overdentures (dentures supported by dental implants) span the entire arch, so tooth extraction may be necessary if you are getting all of your teeth replaced.
We may actually recommend a tooth extraction if your mouth is too crowded for braces. After all, braces do need room to be able to move your teeth into a better alignment.
Let Us Help!
Don’t worry, when we are preparing for your tooth extraction, we will take the steps necessary to ensure that you feel no pain during the procedure and we will administer localized anesthesia to the area where the tooth is being extracted.
Here at Clear Lake Dental Care, we provide safe and comfortable tooth removal for children and adults alike. Just give us a call at 281-500-9877 or contact us online today to learn more!
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