Tooth Removal & Extractions In Statesville NC
As dentists, our first priority is always to restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth cannot be saved, and a tooth extraction is the only way to eliminate a patient’s pain and infection risk. If this is the case for you, we will do everything in our power to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Keep reading to learn more about our Statesville tooth extraction services.
When a Tooth Needs to Be Extracted
Depending on the level of damage, it is sometimes possible to save a tooth through a root canal, crown, or other procedure. In other cases, extraction is the best, or only, option. Some common reasons for tooth extractions include:
- Severe Tooth Damage: Some teeth have such extensive decay and damage that a repair is not possible.
- Ineffective Prior Treatment: Sometimes, a patient will continue to experience pain even after a crown restoration. This is because each tooth is a vast network of interconnected nerves, and a root canal cannot totally remove all sources of discomfort. In these cases, the entire tooth must be removed for the patient to find relief.
- Advanced Periodontal Disease: As gum disease advances, the tooth becomes less and less supported by surrounding bone. In some cases, the tooth loosens to such an extent that extraction is the only solution.
- Malpositioned/Nonfunctioning Teeth: Teeth which are misaligned and/or nonfunctioning (lacking opposing teeth to bite against) may need to be removed. Some orthodontic treatments may also require an extraction in order to create needed space for improved teeth alignment.
- Extra Teeth: Also referred to as supernumerary teeth, extra teeth may block other teeth from emerging and should be removed. The most commonly removed supernumerary teeth are wisdom teeth.
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of tooth infections and heightening the need for extraction. Head and neck radiation therapy may also require tooth extraction in order to help avoid possible complications.
Does My Tooth Need to be Pulled?
There is no way for us to know whether you require an extraction without examining you in person! The sooner you stop in, though, the more likely it is that we can save your tooth. Therefore, if you suspect that you may require a tooth extraction in Statesville, click here to set up a dental exam appointment as soon as possible.