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Are Extractions Necessary?

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Dr. Sebastien Murphy
Are Extractions Necessary?Depending on their age, our patients have a different set of teeth: either milk (primary, or baby teeth) or permanent. Children have milk teeth, and when they eventually fall out, the permanent ones emerge. These will typically last a lifetime. However, in some cases, our dentists will have to remove them. Here we bring you some examples of when an extraction is necessary.

Irreparable Tooth Damage

When tooth decay advances and reaches the center of the tooth (meaning, where the pulp is), bacteria can produce an infection as a consequence of such decay. In these cases, our dentists may opt for a root canal, but if it is a severe infection, we will opt for an extraction.

A Viable Solution to Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, periodontal ligaments, and other neighboring structures. It begins with gingivitis, which is a mild infection. The more the disease progresses, the more it affects the alveolar bone.

In some cases, periodontal disease progresses until tooth loss is unavoidable. If this happens, our dentists can simplify the process by opting for a controlled and sterilized extraction in our offices and thus restore your oral health step by step.

Extraction May Help an Impacted Tooth

An impacted tooth is a dental piece that has its passage to the outside blocked or the gums do not erupt. It is especially common in wisdom teeth. In these cases, we recommend carrying out an extraction to prevent damage to neighboring teeth and thus also reduce the risk of infection.

It May Be Necessary After an Accident

After a trauma that requires dental attention, the first option is always to preserve the integrity of the teeth, with bridges or crowns. However, if the tissue is severely damaged, we may have to extract the tooth and opt for implants. In our offices, we have the best professionals trained to perform extractions and maintain your oral health in optimal conditions. To learn more, please schedule an appointment with us today.

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