Why Your Tooth Needs to Be Extracted

 Perhaps you've been told that you need to have a tooth removed. Or a loose, discolored, or sore tooth might have you wondering whether it needs to be pulled. Naturally, you want to know if there is any way that you can save it.

Here are some reasons why we at Sleep Dentistry of Spokane might recommend tooth extraction to improve your overall oral health.

Wisdom Teeth

As long as they come in straight and healthy, wisdom teeth don't automatically have to come out. Problems start, however, when these molars get impacted, growing in at an angle that pushes against the teeth in front of them. This results in:

  • Crowding
  • Damaged roots
  • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease

It's best to have your wisdom tooth development checked as soon as possible. Even if your teeth have already come in, they should be evaluated for any signs of trouble.

Severe Tooth Decay

A large cavity can result in an abscessed tooth. This happens when the nerve chamber of the tooth develops an infection. Even though it doesn't always hurt, a tooth with an abscess has to come out or the infection can spread to other parts of your body.

Gum Disease

Have you noticed any of your teeth becoming mobile?

Periodontal (gum) disease is often to blame for weakening the bone and ligaments around teeth. If the disease advances far enough, a tooth can lose all support and fall out. In some cases, we can stabilize a tooth and recommend bone grafting to anchor it. But your best option may be to have the tooth removed and replaced with an implant, partial, or bridge.

Easy Tooth Extractions in Spokane

Don't put off having your tooth looked at! A professional dental examination will let you know for sure what can be done to save your tooth, when at all possible.

There is one thing you can be absolutely sure of, whether or not your tooth needs extraction: comfortable, quality care at Sleep Dentistry of Spokane. Let us examine the tooth in question and our specialists will give you personalized treatment recommendations. Call today to schedule your visit.

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