At McRae Dental, our goal is always for you to be able to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible. However, in some cases, extraction is the best solution.
If we believe that extraction is the best option for you, we will talk you through the process and explain what it means for your oral health. There are a few different reasons why extraction may be necessary.
When caught early, many infections can be cured with a root canal or similar treatment. If the infection is severe, extraction might be the best way to ensure the infection doesn’t spread to nearby teeth or throughout your mouth.
If you have too many teeth, or your teeth are otherwise struggling from a lack of space, extraction can help create space or prepare the teeth for orthodontia. If a tooth is unable to erupt through the gums due to a lack of space, an extraction can ensure that the tooth can move into its correct place in your mouth.
Wisdom teeth, while naturally occurring, can cause a lot of problems. There often isn’t enough room for these teeth, so when they erupt, they can cause crowding or damage to otherwise healthy teeth.
Wisdom teeth are also known to come in at difficult angles, which can cause pain and tooth damage. Whether or not your wisdom teeth have emerged, it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor and have x-rays performed to determine whether or not those teeth will cause damage down the line.
In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed. Whatever your situation, our team would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your specific wisdom teeth circumstances!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our extraction procedures!