Even though it is preferable to keep a natural tooth, tooth extractions are occasionally unavoidable. In cases when crowding, illness or trauma have compromised oral health, an extraction may be the best option. West Hollywood extractions involve the complete removal of a tooth from its socket.

Here are instances when tooth extraction may be necessary.

1.   Impacted or crowded teeth

Sometimes it is advantageous to remove impacted or crowded teeth. Wisdom teeth that are impacted do not have adequate space to develop. Extraction can help prevent infection, pain, and other dental problems. Even while not all wisdom teeth require removal, you may need to remove them when they cause issues. Sometimes wisdom teeth may not fully emerge from the gums, leading to crowding problems. A wisdom tooth that has just partially erupted is particularly prone to caries.

Before getting braces, patients might also need to have their teeth pulled. It may not be easy to correctly align the teeth without enough space, which is what orthodontics requires. Patients with crowded teeth are more likely to get cavities and gum disease. Crowding and impacted teeth can be relieved by tooth extraction.

2.   Preventing oral infections

Gum disease is the most frequent reason for tooth loss in adults. Gum diseases happen when germs penetrate below the gum line and cause infections. Oral bacteria that are not treated cause gum recession, jawbone deterioration, loose teeth, and even tooth loss.

Inflammation brought on by persistent dental infections has also been linked in research to several disorders, including stroke, cardiovascular disease, and many more. While a root canal may frequently preserve a tooth from an illness, a tooth cannot be saved occasionally because of lost stability and structure. The removal of a tooth can stop the progression of infection and harmful decay.

3.   When tooth restoration is not enough

A crown or filling is typically the first choice for restoring a broken tooth. If the damage is too great, trying to salvage the tooth might endanger your dental health even more. A tooth may not be strong enough to sustain a crown, and filling may increase the chance of the tooth breaking. Root canal therapy is also not an option when a tooth has sustained too much damage.

A tooth has a limit on the number of times it can be treated before it begins to deteriorate. You can only buy time by redoing a root canal or crown. There won’t be much of the tooth left after several fillings, crowns, and root canals. Tooth extraction is the best course of action to maintain oral health.

4.   Dental trauma

Although teeth are strong, they are not unbreakable. Sports-related injuries, automobile accidents, or even a simple slip and fall can result in traumatic oral injuries. Even though most accidents are minor, an extraction may be required if the tooth is so badly damaged that it cannot be saved.

After sustaining a dental trauma, you should make an appointment as soon as possible to enhance your results. Your dentist will look for indications of further harm that might not be readily apparent. Extremely fragmented teeth may be highly brittle and unrestorable with dental treatment, necessitating tooth extraction. Even though it looks minor,  you should take any oral trauma seriously. 

Call Sunset Smile Dental to book your appointment for tooth extraction.