When Should You Consider Tooth Extraction?
January 5, 2021
If you want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, regular visits to the Lake Worth dentist a must. They can recognize the early signs of any potential issue and fix it before it could get worse. If you’re planning to skip your next dental appointment, these surefire signs of an impending tooth extraction might change your mind.
What Are the Signs Your Tooth Needs To Be Pulled?
Overcrowding or Impaction
A tooth is impacted if it has shifted or grown into the wrong position. Impacted teeth are useless, and they cause your teeth to become overcrowded. Since overcrowding prevents your other teeth from emerging, your impacted teeth have to be removed to give more space to your other teeth.
There are many ways to treat the first few signs of tooth decay. However, when the decay has become so extensive, it may cause irreversible damage to the tooth in question. Additionally, severely broken or cracked teeth can also be unsalvageable. Severely damaged teeth are often extracted.
It’s never a good idea to leave a decaying tooth untreated. Once the decay reaches the tooth’s pulp, an infection could take place and spread to the next tooth. For such cases, root canal therapy is usually recommended to address the infection. However, when the damage has become so extensive, and this type of treatment will not be as effective as you would hope it to be, tooth extraction may be the best solution to the problem.
Looking for a Lake Worth Dentist?
Dr. Miguel Ferrer, DDS, PA, is ready to listen to your needs before developing a treatment plan to rebuild and restore your oral health. Schedule your consultation today.