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Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Are you wondering when a dental extraction is necessary? There are many factors that go into determining whether or not a tooth extraction is needed. Keep reading to learn more about extractions and how to know if you may need one.

Reasons You May Need a Dental Extraction

Extractions can be performed for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Making space for teeth to come in – Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out on their own and need to be extracted. If stubborn baby teeth are left in place, the adult teeth can fail to grow in or start to grow sideways through the gumline or into the path of other teeth.
  • Severely decayed teeth – An extraction is needed if a cavity or infection has damaged a tooth past saving. Leaving severely decayed teeth in the mouth can cause halitosis, the infection to spread, and chronic tooth pain.
  • Troublesome wisdom teeth – Many people struggle with their wisdom teeth when there isn’t room for them to grow in properly. If your wisdom teeth aren’t coming in right, the best course of action is to remove them before they damage your existing teeth or throw off your tooth alignment.

Tooth Replacement Solutions

If you need a dental extraction, don’t fear! Hermitage Dental Group does all we can to make you comfortable during the procedure. And if you need a tooth replacement, there are many solutions to help you regain a full smile! We can help you decide if a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants are the right option for you.

Comprehensive Dental Care

When it comes to dental extractions, they aren’t something to be taken lightly. At Hermitage Dental Group, we exhaust all treatment options before performing gentle, stress-free tooth extractions. And we offer a variety of tooth replacement options so that you won’t have a gap left in your smile! Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at our office.

Tooth extraction image from Authority Dental under CC 2.0

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