Find out if your dental problems could be telling you that it’s time to have your tooth removed.
No one wants to think about it, but there might come a time in which a tooth has become so severely damaged that the only option is to get a tooth extraction. Ignoring the problem or leaving it untreated will only make matters worse. If you experience any of these symptoms then it’s time to see your Lincolnwood dentist Dr. Robert Silvers right away.
This is often the case with wisdom teeth, that third set of molars that comes in around your teen years. When these teeth are impacted it means that they never fully erupt from the gums. This can put you at an increased risk for developing infection or decay. This is one of the reasons why your dentist in Lincolnwood will often recommend having wisdom teeth removed.
To Make Room
If the jaw isn’t large enough there won’t always be enough room for all your teeth. This usually results in overcrowding. Sometimes we will remove a tooth to make room and to improve tooth alignment. This usually occurs prior to orthodontic treatment.
Severely Damaged Tooth
Unfortunately, this happens. Sometimes a tooth is so damaged or weakened by trauma, infection or decay that even root canal therapy and a dental crown aren’t enough. In these instances, the only option is to get a tooth extraction and then discuss your tooth replacement options.
How do you know whether you’ll need to get a tooth extraction? The first step is for your Lincolnwood dentist to perform a dental exam. If we recommend that you have a tooth extraction it’s important to schedule it as soon as possible. Postponing your procedure will only cause more problems for your smile and aggravate your symptoms.
During your visit, we may also X-ray the area in order to decide which treatment will be best for you. We will discuss your detailed medical history and it’s important that you let us know what medications and supplements you are taking so we can avoid any complications.
Don’t put off necessary dental work. Protect your smile by scheduling your next visit with The Cosmetic and Implant Dental Center.