Tooth extraction is a dental procedure performed to remove the tooth from its socket. It is performed to avoid the spread of infections or reduce the pain caused by an infected tooth. At Radiant Dental Care, our dentists can extract the tooth with utmost care and precision.
There are various reasons why a tooth extraction would be necessary for the patient, a few of which are discussed below.
Irreparable Tooth Damage
Some people require extraction because the tooth has been so damaged, it cannot be restored. Cavities and decay spread bacteria that cause infection. A root canal could have helped to avoid extraction if the infected pulp and decay are removed at the right time. But if a root canal is not performed at the right time, the decay could cause irreparable tooth damage that will require an extraction.
Periodontal disease is the advanced stage of gum disease. It is caused by the buildup of plaque that spreads bacteria in the mouth. It leads to infections in the gums that cannot be cured after the first stage of gum disease, which is referred to as gingivitis. Eventually, it could loosen the teeth and may require an extraction to reduce the excruciating pain brought by the infection.
An Impacted Tooth
Most people tend to have complications with their wisdom teeth. A wisdom tooth may get blocked from erupting out of the gums and may also cause extreme pain to the patient. Extracting the wisdom tooth helps to reduce the pain and stops the spread of infections in the mouth.
Patients who experience overcrowding of teeth require tooth extraction. Orthodontic treatments which help to align the teeth sometimes require the removal of teeth to make room for the straightening of the teeth. The dentist analyzes the dental condition and removes the teeth accordingly. The gap caused by the removal is bridged through orthodontic treatment.
Extraction is recommended to patients only after several imaging tests say they need extraction. These tests help the dentist to analyze the condition and provide treatments that may help to retain the tooth if possible. Preserving the existing tooth is the goal that the dentist adopts.
Radiant Dental Care provides the best dental care services to patients in Pasadena, TX. Call (281) 991-6530 and schedule a consultation with our dentist to know more about the tooth extraction and receive a complete dental checkup.