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It is important to monitor your teeth for any signs of abnormalities. Your dentist will examine your mouth for any irregularities and treat you before it’s too late.
Your teeth are constantly developing and moving from the moment your first tooth erupts. If you have tooth decay and leave it untreated, your teeth are likely to become damaged. When the damage is beyond repair, you may require a tooth extraction.
Patients usually know how to maintain good oral hygiene with daily flossing and brushing. Frequent dental visits allow your dentist to check your teeth and gums, preventing issues from arising or becoming more serious. The following are reasons your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction.
Teeth are impacted when they either shift or grow into the wrong position. Overcrowding occurs when your teeth are too large and prevent other teeth from erupting. Tooth extractions are then required to make room for your remaining teeth. It is possible for patients who are receiving orthodontic treatment to receive multiple extractions before starting the treatment.
Tooth decay can be treated in numerous ways. However, when the damage has become severe, other treatments cannot save your tooth. In this case, your dentist will recommend an extraction.
When you leave tooth decay untreated, it can spread to the nerves and blood vessels in your tooth. The infection can then spread to other teeth. Typically, a root canal is recommended to treat the infection. However, when there is extensive damage, an extraction will be required. Tooth extractions may also be recommended by your dentist when there is a risk of infection. For example, tooth extractions are recommended to patients undergoing chemotherapy, who are less likely to fight dental infections.
Before your extraction, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth with X-rays. Depending on the location of your tooth, incisions may be required to remove the tooth. After your extraction, we will provide thorough aftercare instructions to ensure you have a smooth recovery.