Our intention is always to help you keep your natural teeth. But we also prioritize your dental health as a whole, which sometimes means removing teeth in order to keep your entire mouth healthy and pain-free!
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
We’ll only perform an extraction when absolutely necessary, and we’ll talk you through every aspect of it first. There are two primary reasons why we might recommend an extraction, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions about either of them.
Badly Infected Teeth
If one or more of your teeth is badly infected enough that a root canal or filling won’t be able to repair the damage, it’s usually a good idea to remove the tooth altogether. Not only will this quickly stop any tooth pain you might have been experiencing, but it will keep the infection from spreading to other healthy teeth.
By removing an infected tooth, you’ll be taking big steps towards your dental health as a whole. You can start making strides towards healthier teeth by removing the ones that are holding you back!
If your teeth are too close together or are growing in at the wrong angles, they can interfere with your bite and make it difficult to brush and floss correctly. These factors make it easy to experience gum disease and tooth decay. Crowded teeth can also get worse over time—in short, it’s much better to deal with crowded teeth quickly!
Over time, crowded teeth can have a significant negative impact on your dental health. By removing a tooth in this situation, your other teeth will be able to readjust for a better bite and better health overall.
Extractions Can Cure Tooth Pain for Better Overall Oral Health
If you do need a tooth extracted for any reason, Dr. Mortensen at Daybreak Dental can help replace your tooth with a long-lasting and sturdy dental implant and crown as soon as your extraction is healed. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our extraction process, contact us today at our Austin location!