Sometimes patients forego important dental treatments like tooth removal because they feel that since they have no symptoms, professional care is unnecessary. Our holistic dentist takes a conservative approach to practicing general and restorative dentistry. This means that our team will not recommend a procedure when it is unnecessary. If our team has encouraged tooth removal, it means that your tooth is badly diseased or damaged and cannot be saved. Postponing an extraction (the surgical removal of a tooth) can put your oral health at great risk.
Why Tooth Removal is Sometimes Necessary
Like any other part of the body, teeth are susceptible to damage and disease. In some cases, teeth—whether diseased or broken—can be treated with restorations and endodontic dental work. If a tooth is beyond repair, however, it must be surgically removed to protect a patient’s oral health. Damaged and badly decayed teeth are very vulnerable to infection. Once the infection has reached a certain point, an abscess can damage surrounding tissues. An abscess is a painful infection that starts within a tooth and spreads (when left untreated) to the roots, jaw, or gums. Abscessed teeth can lead to further tooth loss, as well as many health complications.
When determining whether a tooth can be saved, our holistic dentist carefully reviews the state of a patient’s oral health and the tooth in question. If the tooth is far too damaged for a restoration, like a crown or root canal treatment (endodontic therapy), then the proper course of action is surgical extraction. By removing a failing tooth as soon as possible, patients can greatly reduce their risk for an abscess and the many complications that can accompany it.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Our team takes great care to provide high-quality services without sacrificing comfort. We will administer pain-relieving medication and anesthetics to minimize any discomfort. If necessary, sedatives may be prescribed to help promote a relaxing experience. Our team will also provide thorough information about the patient’s aftercare following surgery.
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