Why Sometimes a Tooth Extraction is the Answer

Why Sometimes a Tooth Extraction is the Answer

Jun 22, 2018

Nobody ever likes to lose a permanent tooth. With proper care, your tooth can last a lifetime, however, sometimes extreme situations call for extraction of a damaged tooth. Of course, your dentist will do everything possible to save your tooth and ease your pain, but there are times that require a tooth extraction, and it is actually the best option.

When it comes to tooth extraction, the best option is to let your dentist decide whether or not the tooth can be saved. Your dentist is highly trained and has the expertise needed to make that call.

But why might an extraction be necessary? Let’s consider some reasons:

A Dangerous Infection

If your tooth has a serious infection, it can cause you severe pain. Not only pain, but it could cause you to suffer in other ways. An infection that is deep in the root of the tooth can actually spread to other parts of your body and cause serious and negative health effects.

If your tooth is severely infected, an extraction may be a safer alternative to two other extreme measures that could potentially save the tooth. When an infection is too far gone, and extraction could be the only course of action. Always listen to the advice of your dentist.

Severe Pain

If you are suffering from severe pain, a tooth extraction could be the fastest way to relieve your suffering. It is possible that other treatments could be effective and save the tooth. However, it could take a lot of time. If your pain is simply too severe, you could request that the tooth is extracted. This will relieve your pain faster than any other procedure.

Severe Damage

Tooth damage can be the result of a severe injury or decay due to a cavity. When a tooth is fractured or cracked in a way that is severe, or if it is discolored or decayed due to a cavity then it may not be possible to save the tooth. In this case, your dentist will be able to make the call effectively.

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