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. Even though the process might seem intimidating, you will be in good hands with a highly qualified and experienced team.
How Does Tooth Extraction Help Improve Your Smile?
Depending on your oral health needs, dental care may have two primary goals: preventing problems from worsening. The only realistic way to prevent further harm to your oral health in some severe cases of oral health problems is to extract a compromised tooth before it can cause more problems. Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine operation. However, there are additional causes for teeth extractions, including:
- Flawed Tooth Structure: Removing a broken molar is not always necessary. With the correct custom-designed restoration, most broken or fractured teeth can be effectively repaired and saved. But a sturdy, natural tooth structure must remain for a restoration to be saved and supported. The oral tissues and nearby tooth structures may rarely be in peril from tooth damage that is too severe to repair. To protect the remainder of your oral health, if the tooth cannot be saved, you should have it extracted and replaced as soon as possible.
- Infection: Although teeth can become dangerously infected over time, structural harm to some teeth is less common. The longer such an infection, also known as dental decay, goes untreated, the further it can extend into the structure of your teeth. Most of your healthy, natural tooth structure can be preserved if dental decay is detected early and treated. On the other hand, severe tooth decay may make it difficult to save the tooth and even jeopardize your general dental health by raising the risk of infection spreading to more teeth.
- Tooth Impaction: Even though it happens less frequently than dental decay, third molar impaction, also known as wisdom tooth impaction, is another common reason why some people need to have teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth become impactions when there is not enough room at the end of your dental ridges for the third molars to emerge correctly.
After it has been removed, you’ll need to get new teeth. If the gap is not closed, your jawbone may not receive enough stimulation, which could cause it to lose density and strength. Because chewing can help release nutrients into the bloodstream, eating difficulties may result in nutritional deficiencies. Your dentist will take precise images of your mouth before the procedure to fully grasp what is needed and ensure the surgery is successful and efficient.
McCartney Dental can Help With Tooth Extractions.
In general, tooth extraction is an emphasis rather than a specialty. At McCartney Dental, we can help you restore confidence in your oral health—call (941) 423-4334 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan McCartney immediately. Your oral health is the top priority of the dentists at McCartney Dental. And we strive to ensure you’re cared for in our office.