3 Reasons for Tooth Extractions
As your dentist, our first goal is to protect your teeth. However, there are situations where tooth extractions become necessary to protect your overall health. There are three main reasons why you may need a tooth extraction. Let us look at each of them.
A Tooth Is Damaged Beyond Repair
Sometimes a tooth has become so damaged that it cannot be restored with a filling, root canal or restoration. Typically, this is the case when the tooth is broken at gum level, o periodontally there is no support at the bone level to support the tooth or the tooth has severely decayed and caused infection. In this case, the only option is to extract the tooth.
You Have Few Remaining Teeth - Going for Full Mouth Extraction With Complete Dentures
When you have few teeth remaining but want to get full dentures. In this case, your dentist may advise you to get full mouth extraction. This is typically the case when the remaining teeth have decayed or have gum disease that makes saving them impossible. In many of these cases for many patients, full mouth extractions with the insertion of an immediate denture are recommended.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth do not need to be removed if they are in a proper position and are healthy. Sometimes they may threaten the position of adjacent teeth. In this case they need to be removed. Most problematic wisdom teeth are removed between age of 18 and 24. However, they can be removed at anytime.
At Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel, we offer comprehensive dental care solutions including tooth extractions. Dr. Kiran Kaur uses the most advanced technology to ensure your tooth extractions are as painless as possible. If you are looking for a gentle trusted tooth extractions specialist near you, please contact Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel at 412.406.8100 or Book a Visit Online.