With crowns, fillings, and root canal therapy, we seek to protect damaged or decayed teeth, and help improve the overall health and beauty of your smile. However, sometimes keeping your smile strong actually means we remove a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist will look at the benefits of a tooth extraction.
When Does a Tooth Need Removal?
We may suggest an extraction to treat a number of very serious concerns. For example, removing a tooth could help make room to reposition the rest of the smile. A severe infection may be too far gone to benefit from a root canal, and an extraction could prevent the surrounding teeth from developing an infection too. We could also take out teeth too damaged to undergo treatment. Teeth loosened by periodontal disease may need to be taken out too. However, the most common reason to suggest one is to address wisdom teeth. These are up to four additional teeth that erupt in our late teens and early 20s. They could cause a painful impaction, in which they can only partially erupt, and could also lead to aches, damaged teeth, and infection. Taking them out prior to the eruption could help improve your smile’s health and beauty.
Ensuring Your Comfort
We want to make sure you remain calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. We use a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort, and if you have high levels of anxiety, we may suggest a sedation option. Options such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation could help you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure itself. Don’t let your concerns about comfort prevent you from undergoing essential treatments!
Same-Day Implant Placement and Other Replacement Options
While wisdom teeth don’t need to be replaced, what about the ones we remove due to infection, periodontal disease, or damage? To avoid gaps in your smile, and major oral health complications, we may suggest replacement options. For example, we can place a custom-made bridge to replace between one and three lost teeth in a row. For some, we can offer same-day dental implant placement. After taking out the tooth, we then insert a biocompatible titanium root, which bonds with the one structure like a real root. We then attach a restoration, usually made from ceramic or zirconia, to ensure your new tooth looks natural and blends with the rest of your smile. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Your Celina, TX Dentist Wants to Protect Your Smile
At our Celina, TX dentist’s office, we’re here to help you and your family enjoy your best possible smiles with routine care. Find out more about our extractions and other restorative treatments by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130.