One of the most frequent operations in oral surgery is tooth extraction. Even though nobody ever wishes to lose a tooth, doing so when your dentist or oral surgeon advises it can be advantageous medically and improve your mouth’s general health. Oral surgeons perform tooth extractions regularly, not just for pulling wisdom teeth. There are many reasons why you could need your teeth pulled.
How Tooth Extraction at 3D Dentistry Protects Your Smile
Your dental care may have two main objectives: to avoid problems from occurring or to stop them from getting worse, depending on your individual oral health needs. In some extreme instances of oral health issues, extraction of a compromised tooth is the only practical way to stop further damage to your oral health before it can cause more issues. Extracting a patient’s wisdom tooth is a common procedure. But there are other reasons a tooth might need to be extracted:
- Broken Tooth Structure: A molar shouldn’t always be extracted just because it is broken. Most broken or fractured teeth can be successfully repaired and saved with the proper custom-designed restoration. But to save and sustain a restoration on a damaged tooth, enough sound, natural tooth structure must be left. Tooth damage that is too extreme to repair can occasionally endanger the oral tissues and neighboring tooth structures. If the tooth cannot be saved, you should have it extracted and replaced as soon as feasible to preserve the rest of your oral health.
- Infection: Though progressive infection in their structures can also endanger teeth, structural damage to some teeth is less prevalent. Such an infection, also called dental decay can spread deeper into your tooth’s structure the longer it is left untreated. You can save and keep most of your healthy, natural tooth structure if tooth decay is caught and treated on time. Extreme tooth decay, on the other hand, may make saving the tooth impossible and even put your general dental health at risk by increasing the likelihood that the infection will spread to other teeth.
- Impacted teeth: Third molar impaction, also known as wisdom tooth impaction, is another prevalent cause for some people to require tooth extraction, albeit less frequently than tooth decay. When there is no space at the end of your dental ridges for the third molars to erupt correctly, wisdom teeth become impactions.
Your teeth will need to be replaced after it has been extracted. Your jawbone won’t receive enough stimulation if the gap is left unfilled, which could result in it losing density and power. You may experience nutritional deficits if your eating is hampered because chewing can also aid in the release of nutrients into the bloodstream.
3D Dentistry Performs Safe Extractions
Generally speaking, tooth extraction is more of a focus than a specialty. We at 3D Dentistry can assist you in regaining self-assurance in your mouth. To make an appointment with Dr. Victor Bustos right away, call our office at (941) 253-2300. The doctors at 3D Dentistry are concerned about your general and oral health.