The idea of removing teeth seems painful and unnecessary, but there are times that your
dentist at Vanguard Dental will suggest patients to undergo an extraction. Removing the teeth
through extraction is done for a number of reasons, and may be required to relieve a patient of
pain or discomfort.
Extractions Wisdom Teeth Diagnosis
At some point in their life, many patients will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and will often cause pain and discomfort for patients when they break through the gums. They can also cause pain due to pushing on existing teeth and may misalign a patient's entire smile. Many patients will have these removed to prevent further problems from occurring.
Damage and Trauma
Extractions Fractured Tooth Diagnosis
Sometimes a loose tooth may need to be pulled, and this can be due to damage or trauma to the tooth. A severely cracked tooth that is beyond repair may also need to be extracted, as there is no way to fix it and keep it from causing the patient pain and discomfort.
Extractions Periodontitis Diagnosis
Periodontal disease may cause tooth roots to become decayed, or result in bone loss that leaves the tooth loose. Extracting the tooth is often the best course of action in this particular situation.
Extractions Single Tooth Alternatives
Before orthodontic treatment, dentists will sometimes consider extracting teeth if the patient has too many that are resulting in overcrowding and misalignment. By removing several teeth, it may be easier for the dentist at Vanguard Dental to offer orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign to realign the bite and the patient's overall smile for the best appearance and cosmetic treatment.
Failed Root Canals
Root Canal Alternatives
If a root canal does not work to save a patient's tooth, an extraction may be the last resort. It is important for patients to understand that even if a tooth is removed, there are cosmetic procedures and restorations that can be used to restore the patient's smile. Removable restorations such as partial and full dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, as are dental bridges and dental implants. When a tooth has been extracted and left a noticeable gap or space, we will discuss the possible options for restoration. Patients can decide which restoration procedure will fit their needs, lifestyle, and budget to maintain proper chewing efficiency and a beautiful smile!
Dr. Kanorwalla and her staff at Vanguard Dental are very accommodating. She just fixed a problem I have had for 60 yrs which other dentists said couldn't be fixed. She had re-established my trust in the dental profession.