Dentistry is mainly about preserving the health and function of natural teeth for the long-term. However, there are times when tooth extraction is the best solution. There are a variety of reasons why a tooth cannot be saved including severe decay or dental trauma. Even an impacted wisdom tooth can cause serious problems without treatment. Sometimes teeth are too crowded, or a baby tooth just won’t budge on its own.
Regardless of the reason, tooth extraction is a routine procedure. The simplicity of the minor surgery depends on the condition of the root and location of the tooth being removed. Front teeth are easier to remove than back molars. If an impacted tooth is blocked by other teeth, the removal process is more complicated. But in many cases, the tooth can be carefully manipulated, and the periodontal ligament detached so that the tooth can be released with much effort.
As previously stated, there are many reasons for tooth extractions. At Kay's Dental clinic, we will examine all possible treatment measures before opting for tooth removal.
Tooth extractions are performed with local anesthesia. Additional sedation dentistry can be provided for patients who need it. To learn more about how removing one or more teeth may help preserve your oral health, call our Ranch Mirage dental office today.