Preserving your natural teeth is at the heart of dentistry. But there are times when that isn’t possible, and when it isn’t, Willow Creek’s professional staff will discuss all of your options, thoroughly explain the procedure, and provide expert care.
With your dental health and your overall wellbeing in mind, extractions are needed in cases when there is:
Extensive Tooth Decay
Tooth decay can spread throughout the rest of the mouth if it is not caught early. When the infection gets too deep into the roots, nerves, and blood vessels of a tooth, extraction is the only way to stop infection from spreading.
Periodontal disease also known as gum disease, causes advanced tooth decay. Severe cases of gum disease affect the bone beneath the gums and cause loose teeth. When a tooth becomes too loose to be saved, an extraction becomes necessary.
When baby teeth do not fall out in time for the adult teeth to grow in, complications like tooth impaction can arise. The tooth or teeth blocking the growth path must be removed to avoid further problems.
Dental crowding is caused by extra teeth growing in or a smaller jaw anatomy. Dental crowding is sometimes treated by removing one or more teeth.