Dental Extractions

Why Would a Tooth Need to Come Out?

The removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a variety of different reasons. Tooth decay that has damaged enough tooth structure to prevent anything from saving the tooth is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed.

Replacing Teeth After Extractions

Usually, when you lose a tooth, it’s best for your oral health to have it replaced so that the neighboring teeth do not drift into that space where the tooth was extracted. The optimum tooth replacement therapy is a dental implant. If you are not a candidate for a dental implant then the next alternative is a dental bridge, partial or denture.

Missing teeth can affect you bite as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and cause extra wear on teeth, headaches, and muscle pain in your jaw. Of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance as well.