When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Ideally, you should keep your permanent teeth for life. However, there may come a time when you need to have a tooth extracted due to circumstances beyond your control. Severe trauma may cause irreparable damage to a tooth, making it necessary to have it extracted. Or your wisdom teeth may need to be removed due to becoming impacted. At High Forest Dental, Littleton, Colorado, we offer safe and painless tooth removal services when you have the need.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Most dentists prefer to save permanent teeth when it’s possible. Still, there are situations that may warrant extraction. Sometimes, tooth removal is the best course of action to preserve your oral health. Here are a few instances in which Dr. Allison Brown may recommend an extraction:
- Irreparable damage – If your tooth is severely fractured or broken in an accident and can’t be repaired with a dental crown, Dr. Brown may recommend extraction. Likewise, we may have to extract a severely infected tooth that can’t be restored with root canal therapy. Removing your infected tooth will protect healthy teeth by curtailing the spread of the disease
- Bone loss due to periodontal disease – Advanced periodontal infections can destroy the bone structure of your teeth, causing them to become loose. When this occurs, you may need to have your teeth extracted and replaced with prosthetics
- Impacted wisdom teeth – Wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary when wisdom teeth become partially or fully impacted. Removing impacted wisdom teeth can help prevent oral infections, tooth damage, problems with misaligned teeth, and overcrowding
- Overcrowding – Dr. Brown may recommend removing teeth to eliminate problems with overcrowding, especially if you’re planning orthodontic treatment. Extracting extra teeth makes room for the remaining teeth to shift into proper alignment
Pain-free Tooth Extractions
Fortunately, tooth extractions are fairly common procedures and can generally be completed in one dental visit. Working with an experienced tooth extraction dentist like Dr. Allison Brown increases your chances of having a stress-free, painless extraction procedure. And if your situation is complex, we have a wonderful network of oral surgeons that we work closely with to ensure that you will have a positive experience with whatever treatment is needed.
To schedule a consultation for tooth removal services, contact High Forest Dental in Littleton, CO, at (303) 951-3717.