When you think of going to the dental office, do you still imagine the black and white video of a terrifying dentist laughing maniacally holding scary dental instruments over you with the sole purpose of causing you harm and ripping out your precious teeth? If that is the case, rest your fears because that is not what our dental office is like. You will find that we perform teeth extractions only when absolutely necessary. Our dentist and our dental staff are caring and will do their best to make you feel comfortable no matter what.
Sometimes, however, tooth extraction is necessary. Let’s take a look at the signs and causes of tooth damage that may lead to a necessary extraction.
Over years of not correctly caring for your teeth, not flossing, and not regularly getting your teeth professionally cleaned at a dental office, a tooth may become damaged to the point that it must be extracted.
Well, for one thing, you will most definitely be feeling pain or severe discomfort. Mild cavities usually do not necessitate an extraction. There are many ways to alleviate dental pain and fix dental issues that do not require a dental extraction.
Some things that may need dental extraction would be severely fractured teeth, inflamed, bleeding gum tissue, or pain in the jaw while chewing.
The issue that will ultimately cause your tooth to be pulled is usually an injury or neglect of care for your teeth. An extremely advanced cavity may damage your tooth to the point that it may need to be extracted.
If you have any other questions regarding a tooth extraction and if you need one, please give us a call today.