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4 Benefits of Extracting a Tooth When Your Dentist Recommends It

July 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — newusmiles @ 2:04 pm
a person holding their mouth while sitting in a treatment chair and speaking with their dentist about why they need a tooth extraction

The thought of removing one of your natural teeth can be daunting because it’ll never grow back, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. Fortunately, today, dentists offer countless tooth replacement options that both look and feel completely natural. That being said, your dentist likely won’t recommend a tooth extraction unless it’s absolutely necessary. Read on to learn four benefits of following through with a tooth extraction if it’s recommended by a professional.

Relieve Any Dental Pain You’re Feeling

Tooth extractions are typically recommended when dental damage or an infection are too severe to repair effectively. Once the situation has gotten this bad, many patients experience pain and discomfort in the form of a toothache, pain while chewing or speaking, or even intense dental sensitivity. In some cases where the tooth has died, patients may not feel any pain at all. In any case, removing the tooth will make you feel better, which is the most immediate relief that you’ll experience after your procedure.

Solve the Issue by Removing It

If you have a severe dental infection, the last thing you would want to happen is for it to spread to surrounding teeth. Not only would this require you to have more dental procedures, but it could result in additional discomfort. When you remove the problematic tooth, this will keep the infection from spreading and causing even more irreversible damage.

Save Your Other Teeth

The worst-case scenario that dentists see is when patients wait to address a severe issue, like a dental infection. If the problem does spread, as mentioned above, not only could it cost you more money, but it could also result in needing to extract more than just that one tooth. Missing one tooth can be life-altering for some people, which is why it’s a good idea to minimize the damage and save your surrounding teeth by having the problem tooth extracted.

Improve the Health, Function, & Appearance of Your Mouth

Tooth extractions give your smile a new chance at life because they remove and solve the issue at hand. Once your gums have healed, you can replace your missing tooth with a dental restoration like an implant-retained crown or a traditional fixed dental bridge. Once the process is complete, you’ll have a completely healthy smile that functions as it did before your extraction and looks natural.

Although the thought of having your tooth extracted may feel hard for you to stomach, it can help save the rest of your smile and improve your oral health. Not to mention, with timely care, you can also save yourself from having to endure additional dental procedures as a result of infections spreading.  

About the Author

Dr. Mark Guillory has over two decades of experience as a dentist and is incredibly passionate about what he does—which is restoring his patients’ smiles and improving their oral health. He regularly takes continuing education courses and has been trained at world-renowned organizations, including the Carl Misch Implant Institute and Las Vegas Institute. He’s also an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has the training and skills necessary to handle the most complex smile restoration cases. For questions or to schedule a consultation and learn how you can restore your smile after a tooth extraction, visit New U Dentures & Implants’ website or call 281-592-6398.

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