Restore A Healthy New Smile With Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure wherein a patient has a tooth removed due to significant decay, periodontal disease, injury, impaction, or crowding. At Dr. Sherman Ki & Associates in Oshawa, our team is well-versed in performing this service and will take the time to explain the benefits, procedure, and necessary aftercare protocol.
Why are tooth extractions sometimes necessary?
Patients may require a tooth extraction for various reasons. Severe decay or infection that cannot be effectively treated with root canal therapy or antibiotics may require the removal of the affected tooth. Similarly, advanced gum disease can weaken the supporting structures of the tooth, necessitating extraction to prevent further damage. Additionally, crowded teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, and orthodontic treatment plans may also call for tooth extractions to create space or improve alignment.
While the thought of tooth extraction may initially cause apprehension, it is essential to recognize the benefits it can provide. First and foremost, tooth extractions alleviate pain and discomfort associated with severe decay or infection. By removing the source of pain, patients can experience immediate relief and regain their ability to eat, speak, and live comfortably.
Furthermore, tooth extractions can prevent the spread of infection and complications. In cases of severe decay or infection, extraction eliminates the source of infection, preventing its spread to surrounding teeth and gums. This helps protect the integrity of neighboring teeth and prevents the risk of more extensive oral health issues.
Tooth extractions can also contribute to the overall health and well-being of patients. In instances where crowded teeth or impacted wisdom teeth lead to misalignment or bite problems, extracting the problematic tooth can facilitate orthodontic treatment and promote a more harmonious bite. This, in turn, can enhance oral function, reduce the risk of TMJ disorders, and improve overall dental health.
If you need a tooth extraction, contact us today. We’ll assess your mouth and recommend the best action to protect your oral and overall health!
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- Mitigate pain and discomfort
- Avoid overcrowding of the other teeth
- Prevent the spread of infection
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Promote optimum oral health!