We want to do everything we can to keep your natural teeth as healthy as can be and in your mouth. However, there are times when a tooth restoration isn’t possible. In those cases, it may be time to consider a tooth extraction: pulling a tooth.
Why You Might Need a Tooth Extraction
There could be many reasons you might need to have a tooth pulled:
- Tooth pain
- Overcrowded teeth
- Loss of bone or gum support due to gum disease
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Irreparable tooth
- Baby tooth that hasn’t fallen out
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives, usually in their 20s. This is because most jaws comfortably fit 28 teeth, all of which come in before wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth come in, adding two more teeth to the top and two more to the bottom of your mouth, things get crowded. We’ll work with you to determine how to proceed. Some people need all four teeth removed, others need only one or two removed, and others don’t need to have their wisdom teeth removed at all.
Signs You Might Need a Tooth Pulled
Tooth extraction is not the first thing we want to do if you’re having issues, but it’s important for you to be honest about anything you’re feeling. If you have pain while eating, jaw pain (especially severe pain), notice swollen gums or have gum disease, talk to us. We may be able to fix the issues without removing your tooth.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
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