Your natural teeth are our priority, and we will always do whatever we can to keep them healthy. Sometimes, if other types of repair won’t work, the best way to preserve your oral health is by extracting a problematic tooth.
Why Would You Need a Tooth Extracted?
There are two primary situations where your dentist might recommend an extraction: damaged teeth that will not respond to other forms of treatment, and wisdom teeth.
Badly Infected Teeth
One of the most common reasons a dentist will prescribe an extraction is in the case of a badly damaged or infected tooth. If a tooth cannot be repaired by a filling or a root canal, extracting it may be the best way to stop the pain and prevent the spread of infection at the same time.
If it is necessary to remove an infected tooth, we will work closely with you to help you fill that gap in the future. We also offer bone grafting in our office, so if your jaw bone needs extra support to handle an implant, we can provide it!
Even if your wisdom teeth haven’t erupted yet, it’s likely that your dentist will suggest having them extracted. Most people do not have room in their jaw for wisdom teeth, which means when these teeth do erupt they can misalign neighboring teeth, interfere with your bite, or become painfully impacted.
Removing wisdom teeth early is the best way to avoid these kinds of dental problems in the future. We perform many wisdom teeth removals here in our office, but we treat all our patients on a case by case basis. If we think your case requires special treatment, we’ll refer you to where you can get the extra care you need!
Dental Extractions Can Cure Pain and Prevent Problems in the Future
Contact us in Fresno, California, today to schedule an appointment or discuss your extraction options!