Your teeth are important to your health and your appearance, and while you don’t want to lose a tooth for any reason, it can sometimes be necessary to remove a tooth if it poses a health risk.
At Williamsburg Smile Design, we always do everything in our power to help our patients save their natural teeth with general dentistry before recommending an extraction. Our conservative approach to dentistry has helped many of our patients save teeth they thought would need to be removed.
Dental technology has advanced to offer options to repair teeth that once would have needed to be extracted. Our dental experts will explore all possible options to save a tooth if it has been compromised. Often root canal therapy can be used to repair a broken or severely infected tooth, saving it from extraction.
However, if the tooth cannot be saved, your Brooklyn dentist can ensure that your tooth is removed quickly and painlessly in our relaxing and comfortable office.
Common Situations That Require a Tooth Extraction
There are a few common circumstances that may necessitate the need for a tooth extraction. These are:
- Wisdom teeth: Often called third molars, wisdom teeth are typically hard to brush and floss properly due to their location. They may also be crowd other teeth, come in at odd angles, or be impacted (stuck beneath the gum line). For these reasons, in most cases it is recommended that they be extracted.
- Orthodontic treatment: If a patient suffers from severe crowding, their orthodontist may recommend the removal of certain teeth in order to make orthodontic treatment more effective and efficient.
- Periodontal disease: Also called gum disease, this infection is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults.
- Trauma, injury, or an infection: If a tooth becomes injured, traumatized, or infected and root canal therapy can’t save it, an extraction may be the best option.
Gentle Tooth Removal
If a tooth cannot be saved, our tooth extraction procedure is done carefully and gently so that our patients do not feel any pain or discomfort. We start by using DentalVibe painless injections to numb the area and offer anesthesia options to make sure our patients are not unduly stressed during the procedure.
Losing a tooth is not the end of the world, and there are a lot of great options for restoring your smile. At Williamsburg Smile Design, we offer both dentures and dental implants to replace teeth if they must be removed, giving you back your complete smile.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and to learn more about how we can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.