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Why Do Dentists Extract Teeth?

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Row of wooden tooth shapes, one of which is being pulled out of the row by dental pliersWhen other dental procedures are not feasible or extracting a tooth is considered essential for individual oral health, a dentist may suggest tooth extraction. Several frequent causes of tooth extractions include the following:

Extreme Dental Decay

A tooth may need to be extracted if it is deteriorated and cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or other orthodontic treatment. Removing it will also prevent decay from spreading to nearby teeth.

Severe Periodontal Disease

The bone surrounding the teeth and other supporting tissues may be destroyed if gum disease is untreated. Extraction may be advised when teeth become loose and cannot be stabilized due to severe periodontal disease.

Orthodontic Intentions

In certain orthodontic circumstances, the action may include tooth extraction to provide room for the remaining teeth and ensure perfect alignment. This is especially typical when there is crowding. By removing a few teeth, the other teeth will have room to shift into better alignment.

Injury or Trauma

Restorative methods may not be able to save teeth that have suffered extensive damage from trauma, incidents, or injuries. It may be essential to extract the tooth, and alternative options can be investigated.

Dental Overcrowding

If the oral cavity appears too small to allow the teeth to fit into its proper structure, eliminating a few teeth may be advised. A dental professional or orthodontist may recommend teeth extractions to create more room for an orthodontic intervention, such as braces.

Supernumerary Teeth

The dental cavity may produce extra teeth, also called supernumerary teeth. These teeth usually appear in earlier childhood, around the age of 10, but can also emerge later in adulthood. Extraction may be recommended if these additional teeth create crowding or other problems.

Before recommending extraction, our dentist thoroughly analyzes and considers the general dental condition, treatment goals, and available alternatives for each patient. Tooth replacement options, including implants, bridges, or artificial teeth, will be discussed during the preparation stage for treatment if extraction is necessary.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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