Most dentists will try to salvage a tooth as opposed to having it removed. There are legitimate reasons, however, for tooth extraction. A severely infected tooth, for example, may require extraction to protect surrounding teeth. At Bella Hanono Family Dentistry, we can help you determine if a tooth extraction is necessary or if your tooth can be saved. Here are a few reasons why tooth extraction may be needed.
If you have any of the following dental problems, tooth extraction may be necessary:
A tooth becomes impacted when it doesn’t have sufficient space to emerge fully from the gum. Impacted teeth can be challenging to clean, making them highly susceptible to infection and decay. If they become painful or swollen, it’s best to have them removed.
Severely decayed teeth that have suffered irreparable damage may need extraction to keep the infection from spreading and damaging other natural teeth.
If the integrity of a tooth has been compromised due to bone loss from periodontal disease, removal may be necessary to protect surrounding teeth.
Overcrowding can occur when permanent teeth don’t have enough space to grow in properly. As a result, they overlap or grow crooked. After evaluating the situation, Dr. Bella Hanono may recommend extracting one or more teeth to make space for other teeth to accommodate themselves comfortably.
Trauma to your teeth from playing sports or other injuries may be a cause for extraction if the tooth has sustained extensive damage. Removing a severely damaged tooth paves the way for healing, so you can focus on a replacement option to restore your smile.
Tooth extractions are generally a last resort to resolving dental issues. However, if needed, you can trust the dental experts at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, to perform your tooth extraction procedure. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bella Hanono for this treatment, call us at (770) 343-4052.