The 5 Reasons Why You Could Need a Tooth Extraction

At some point in most people’s lives, tooth extraction is vital to improving oral health. If you have a tooth that is damaged, infected, or otherwise harming your dental health, an extraction can solve the issue. Here are five reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed.

1. Orthodontic Procedures

Overcrowded teeth lack the room to sit properly and can be detrimental to your bite and cause tooth pain or headaches. When you are getting orthodontic treatments such as braces, the removal of a tooth can be essential to make room for the rest of your teeth as they shift. 

2. Tooth Extraction Due to Infection

Advanced decay frequently causes tooth pain if left untreated and may spread to the gum line. While some tooth decay issues can be solved with a root canal treatment, an excess of decay or infection necessitates an extraction.

3. Tooth Extraction Due to Oral Trauma

If you receive an injury directly to a tooth’s center pulp or its root, it may be too damaged for procedures such as crowns, dental bonding, or veneers. After having an extraction for a broken or split tooth, you can discuss tooth replacements with your oral surgeon to restore your smile.

4. Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When one or more teeth become impacted, they remain fully or partially stuck under the gum line. Wisdom teeth are common culprits of tooth impaction, which is why oral surgeons commonly recommend patients have them removed.

Should you still have your wisdom teeth intact, and they are causing you discomfort or pushing against your other teeth, having them removed will certainly help.

5. Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal or gum disease is a gum line infection that can spread through your mouth if left untreated. The weakening of areas such as the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone can loosen teeth and make an extraction necessary to get rid of one or more affected teeth.

How to Get a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions range from the simple removal of one tooth to the surgical extraction of multiple teeth. Selecting an oral surgeon you trust will help you feel comfortable and confident that you are receiving top-quality treatment.

When you need a tooth extraction, a qualified oral surgeon can remove the tooth quickly and efficiently and provide a tooth replacement to complete your smile. At Jackson Oral Surgery, we offer sedation options to help you relax or sleep comfortably through any procedure.

Contact the office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Walter C. Jackson.

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