The process of extracting a tooth isn’t commonly recommended, but when it is, it’s because removing the tooth is the best option for your long-term oral health. Depending on the tooth’s specific concern, allowing it to remain could place your oral health at risk for further complications. When planning your tooth extraction, we may also recommend choosing an appropriate replacement for the tooth to restore your smile and bite function as soon as possible.
Some Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction
- Extreme tooth infection – Tooth infection, also known as tooth decay, may cause extensive damage and erosion to your tooth when left untreated long enough. If it becomes too infected and compromised for root canal treatment to save it, then we may recommend extracting the tooth to remove the threat of its infection.
- Extensive tooth damage – A dental crown or other custom restoration can often fix and restore a damaged tooth. However, in cases of extensive damage that leaves little healthy tooth structure left, restoring the tooth may not be possible. Instead, extracting and replacing it can allow us to restore your good oral health and bite function.
Learn if Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
Deciding to extract a tooth is a big decision. However, for the sake of your long-term oral health, you shouldn’t hesitate if your dentist recommends it. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.