When a tooth is suffering from serious decay or is badly damaged, a tooth extraction may be the most suitable general dentistry treatment from Jefferson Dental Care. Our team will first attempt to save the tooth if there is enough viable structure. A strong core may support a dental crown, for instance. Regardless of the outcome, your dentist will discuss restoration procedures we can perform once the tooth is removed.
Popular procedures for replacing an extracted tooth include dental bridges or implants. The most suitable procedure from Jefferson Dental Care will depend on the location and number of teeth extracted. The most important aspects of treatment are restoring function, aesthetics and allowing you to eat without issue.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
If there is no viable treatment option and a tooth poses a risk to overall oral health, extraction is the only option. Blunt force trauma can cause significant damage to a tooth. If left untreated, it may pose a choking hazard. Other reasons for a tooth extraction may include severe periodontal disease, or tooth decay that is irreversible.
A comprehensive exam is carried out at Jefferson Dental Care to determine if a tooth is viable. This is before an extraction is considered as the only option. We understand that losing a tooth is a daunting experience, so our team will discuss your post extraction treatment plan prior to carrying out the procedure. It is important, as always, that you play an active role in deciding which treatments you receive at our Georgia practice.
To help avoid tooth extractions, make sure to attend all your regularly scheduled checkups with Jefferson Dental Care. Prevention is the greatest weapon against tooth decay and gum disease.
Are one or more of your teeth causing pain or discomfort? Contact Jefferson Dental Care today to arrange a checkup. We can provide you with effective treatment options right here at our Georgia practice.