How to know if you need a tooth extracted
- Posted on: Feb 28 2021
The permanent removal of a tooth requires careful consideration. In most cases, Dr. David S. Frey believes that the maintenance of a natural tooth is the most desirable option. However, there are certain conditions and problems that may occur in which a tooth extraction is necessary to maintain one’s oral health and restore the smile. Below are just a few of the situations that might arise for Beverly Hills, California area patients who may require dental extractions:
- Severely damaged tooth – trauma to a tooth can pose a serious threat to a tooth and even the smile as a whole. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down may have damage to their structural integrity. This can leave them suspectable to other problems in the future. Severely damaged teeth may need to be extracted to protect the smile from having damage, disease, or decay from getting worse.
- Large areas of tooth decay – cavities, or tooth decay, often starts out as a minor problem. However, if the condition is not diagnosed and treated, these areas of decay can become extremely large and can even lead to a toothache if it reaches deep within the tooth and affects the dental pulp inside. Extraction might be one’s only option with severe and significant areas of decay.
- Impacted teeth – teeth that are impacted, or stuck, beneath the gumline may require surgical extractions. This is common with the wisdom teeth, which are the third molars that often don’t develop until one’s later teen years. These teeth are known for becoming stuck and impacted, which requires the dentist to remove the tooth from within the jawbone. This requires surgical extraction, which does result in longer recovery time.
Call your dentist today to learn more about dental extractions
Damaged teeth can sometimes be restored, while others may need to be permanently removed. Speaking with a dental provider is the first step in finding out the best solution for you. Call Dr. David S. Frey and his team of associates at (310) 276-4537 to request a consultation visit at his practice, located at 462 North Linden Drive, Ste. #414. His office is always accepting new and current patients considering cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry solutions.
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